Michael Gove, a fanatical Brexit member of the British government, and his Tory pal George Osborne have been snapped on their Wagner holiday at Bayreuth, blithely inhabiting Wagner’s imaginary world. See here for pic.
The pair are regular Wagner-goers back home, both at Covent Garden and at Longborough.
They are publicly divided over Brexit and Osborne now edits an anti-May freesheet. But it was Osborne’s negative Remain campaign that prompted the country to embrace isolationism and both men must take responsbility for the position in which we find ourselves. Perhaps they find some justification in Wagner’s convoluted ideas.
Rather than being encouraged that senior UK politicians actually enjoy opera, the picture fills me with dismay at the Tory collusion that prevails at the political summit – oblivious to the vital issues of the day.