A EUROSCEPTIC has claimed that, like Michael Gove, he has seen strong friendships crumble because of his refusal to accept the diktats of Brussels.
Denys Finch Hatton, an audit manager in a Worcester office supplies company, instigates conversations about the EU with everyone he meets but says surprisingly few can see beyond politics.
He continued: “I eat on my own in the canteen. People stand rather than sit next to me on the train.
“And all because they have no answer to my robust arguments about the EUSSR’s unelected dictatorship, which I don’t like to be interrupted until they’re finished.
“There’s no reason why I couldn’t be friends with a brainwashed stooge of a technocratic regime in the pockets of big finance, but nobody’s willing to extend a hand across that political divide.”
However co-worker Emma Bradford said: “I don’t know about Europe but Denys creeps me out. He’s someone I can imagine doing a bad thing on a bus.”
Finch Hatton said: “I might write to Michael Gove and tell him I know how he feels and to stay strong in his convictions.
“I don’t think I’d be friends with him, though. He’s got fish lips.”