UnHerd Live: Michael Gove on Conservative philosophy
Freddie Sayers asks whether the Conservatives have a big idea
Freddie Sayers sat down with Michael Gove in Birmingham during the Conservative Party Conference for a special UnHerd Live event, asking: What’s the big idea? …do Conservatives have a philosophy?
Catch up with the full event here.
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Ghastly little man
I abhor ad hominem temarks like yours! If you have something to say about the content, tone, general thrust then by all means let us hear it.
I think Gove’s intelligence shines through. He puts an interesting case. For me, this confirms just how excellent an interviewer is Freddie Sayers.
Didn’t impress me at all. I think I could have done a far better job of challenging Gove’s nostrums.
Having followed Unherd for a while, on listening to this podcast I was compelled to sign up to comment. And my comment is as follows: What a disgusting little worm is Gove. Sadly my vocabulary fails to encompass sufficiently applicable words to adequately describe my opinion of him. Were there a button that could be pressed to prevent him from being dropped into a bottomless pit, I would not lift even a little finger.
Pretty harmless I thought but a reasonably good look at one version of conservatism: perhaps the truest version? ie the do very little and say very little and chip away at the edges of the worst form of toryism and borrow from the acceptable face of socialism? I can see that his view of emigration and outward looking Hamiltonianism might be lead balloon territory for some of the more reactionary types close by!
“Our big idea is to trash the country faster than the reds while telling you only we can stop the reds”
Did you actually listen to this? If so, can you give any evidence for your statement from what was said?
Yes, I did. Found it interesting and thoughtful. A proper interview and discussion for a change.
That wasn’t the impression I got from the comments section on YouTube though – whenever you doubt the quality of comment on here, just pop over to YouTube and you’ll realise how lucky we are here.
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