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Michael Gove's moral mission to restart social mobility

I wasn't at yesterday's launch of the education chapter of the Conservative manifesto but The Spectator's James Forsyth urged me to find a way of watching Michael Gove's remarks. I'm grateful to CCHQ for supplying me with the video below. James blogged that Gove "spoke with a moral commitment and intellectual energy that we see all too rarely in British politics." I can only agree with that. There's something very, very powerful about a Conservatism dedicated to the elevation of the poor and to social mobility in particular:

Tim Montgomerie


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