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Was Michael Gove right? Have we had enough of experts?

Experts are finding it harder to be heard. But is that because of how they communicate? And how solid is their much-vaunted evidence base anyway?

Enough is enough: Michael Gove suggested people have "had enough of experts" during the EU referendum campaign. Photo: JASON ALDEN/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES

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Using evidence to assess the outcomes of policies is a vital part of good governance. Whether it is examining how a Budget will affect those on low incomes, or how well fishing quotas are managing stocks, no one but the most bumptious ideologue would deny it. The plastering of demonstrably dodgy statistics on…

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