by UnHerd Staff
Wednesday, 5
October 2022
Video
12:06

UnHerd Live: Michael Gove on Conservative philosophy

Freddie Sayers asks whether the Conservatives have a big idea
by UnHerd Staff

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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Nicky Samengo-Turner
Nicky Samengo-Turner
1 month ago

Ghastly little man

Liam O'Mahony
Liam O'Mahony
1 month ago

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.

Annette Lawson
Annette Lawson
1 month ago

I think Gove’s intelligence shines through. He puts an interesting case. For me, this confirms just how excellent an interviewer is Freddie Sayers.

Will Will
Will Will
1 month ago

Didn’t impress me at all. I think I could have done a far better job of challenging Gove’s nostrums.

Last edited 1 month ago by Bill W
SomeBloke FromCambridge
SomeBloke FromCambridge
1 month ago

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.

Liam O'Mahony
Liam O'Mahony
1 month ago

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!

Last edited 1 month ago by Liam O'Mahony
chris Barton
chris Barton
1 month ago

“Our big idea is to trash the country faster than the reds while telling you only we can stop the reds”

David Mayhew
David Mayhew
1 month ago
Reply to  chris Barton

Did you actually listen to this? If so, can you give any evidence for your statement from what was said?

Peter B
Peter B
1 month ago
Reply to  David Mayhew

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.