My dad thinks someone should put Michael Gove back in his box

My dad, being ‘of a certain age’, is able to make the kind of cultural connections that youngsters such as myself can only dream about.
He came up with a particularly impressive, if obscure, observation only yesterday when he pointed out the astonishing similarity between Education Secretary Michael Gove and a ventriloquist’s dummy that was hugely popular in the 1950s.
The dummy, called Archie Andrews, was so famous that in 2005 it sold for £34,000 not long after Gove was elected to Parliament.

Clearly, any connections between a more-than-40-year-old ventriloquist’s dummy and a member of the Cabinet member are purely coincidental.

Archie Andrews, by Clare Kendall, taken from the Telegraph online

Archie Andrews, by Clare Kendall, taken from the Telegraph online


Michael Gove, from Jeremy Rowe's blog

Michael Gove, from Jeremy Rowe's blog

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