He was busy yesterday launching the new Tory ideas on school discipline but he was also writing a columnn for The Times in which he sets out a quiz that will help you decide whether your partner is too Tory, Tory enough or not at all Tory. Here's our summary of Michael Gove's column:
Who is your favourite Today presenter?
- Simply Too Tory for words: “I never listen to anything on the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation other than when Vaughan Williams is Composer of the Week on the Third Programme"
- Just Tory Enough: “Evan Davis seems very balanced”
- Not Tory: “It's not about personalities; it's about issues, and until we move away from this presenter-led model of broadcasting to a more radically democratic way of holding power to account, we'll never get anywhere.”
Choice of holiday reading:
- Simply Too Tory for words: Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom
- Just Tory Enough: Young Stalin by Simon Sebag-Montefiore
- Not Tory: Anything actually by Josef Stalin
Ideal holiday destination:
- Simply Too Tory for words: The Wagner festival at Bayreuth
- Just Tory Enough: Cornwall
- Not Tory: “Holidays are a trick of the bourgeoisie to make the alienation of wage labour tolerable to those whose eyes have never been opened to the dream of justice - but if you're paying, it's got to be Goa, hasn't it?”
- Simply Too Tory for words: "The Dam Busters - or, basically, any film in which Jerry gets it in the eye"
- Just Tory Enough: "The first Elizabeth, with Cate Blanchet"
- Not Tory: "The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Gandhi, The Patriot or Breaker Morant - or, basically, any film in which British imperialists get it in the eye."
So now you know.