Gove mocked for Dickensian proposal to allow Brits to sift through rubbish

Michael Gove previously backed a 'Clean for the Queen' campaign

Michael Gove previously backed a 'Clean for the Queen' campaign

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Brexiteer Michael Gove’s latest idea to allow us to sift through rubbish tips has been mocked as another example of just how bad things could get after Brexit.

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Michael Gove appears in the Times newspaperMichael Gove appears in the Times newspaper

The environment minister has proposed that councils across the country open up waste sites so that we can look for hidden treasure.

Gove’s plan would allow people to search landfill sites and take home reject applicances, old televisions, and half-used paint cans.

The initiative, said to have come from a Charles Dickens novel, has been mocked by many on social media as another sign of just how desperate things could get after Brexit.

The suggestion is quite a contrast to when Michael Gove claimed two years ago that we can “show the rest of Europe the way to flourish” if we vote for Brexit.

The minister might have also got the inspiration from this article which looked back at the time Gove sifted through David Attenborough’s rubbish for Channel 4.

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