Gove is considered by his press pals to be some kind of ministerial miracle worker, on the basis that he did such wonderful things while in charge of Education. However, and here we encounter a significantly sized however, much of this reputation is down to yet more press spin and the cheerleading of his ideologically like-minded disciples, some of whom have been bunged significant amounts of taxpayer funds to start Free Schools.
Yes, "Oiky", your fingers are all over it
And, as Jon Stewart might have said, two things here. One, the UK remaining a member state of the European Union (EU) without being a signatory to the ECHR would be a challenging proposition. And two, as Joshua Rozenberg pointed out today in the Law Society Gazette, “withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights - a threat made by the Conservatives in their policy paper last October - is firmly off the agenda”.