It’s fair to say a lot has changed since the Big Issue interviewed former housing secretary Michael Gove in June. And by the looks of it his time with Britain’s best loved street magazine has left quite the impression.
The Big Issue interview with Gove turned out to be his final big sit-down media conversation. Not long after it happened, in early summer, he was sacked by then-PM Boris Johnson and he signalled a major retreat from frontline politics.
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But the Big Issue makes a mark and the Surrey Heath MP bounced back with a vengeance at Conservative Party Conference this week. He wasn’t singing from the same hymn sheet as Liz Truss’s government.
Gove started the week calling the 45p income tax cut for the rich a “display of the wrong values” before Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng announced an embarrassing U-turn.
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