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Podcast: Gove’s last stand, the march of the dog police and the future of conservatism in America

13 March 2014

8:27 AM

13 March 2014

8:27 AM

Why is Michael Gove under attack from his coalition partners, his own party and numerous enemies? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Toby Young, James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson ask whether the Education Secretary’s attitude and policies are his own undoing. Is he, as Anthony Horowitz describes in this week’s magazine, an unsettling character who is too abrasive in his approach to reforming education? Which of Gove’s friends are out to get him? Should he be worried about the threat from Boris Johnson? Are we witnessing a return of the Tory wars? And is Rupert Murdoch involved?

James Delingpole and Freddy Gray ask if conservatism is in a better or worse state in America than it is in Britain? Can anyone in the GOP stop Hillary Clinton? And why is James Delingpole such a fan of Sarah Palin?

Plus, Josie Appleton and Camilla Swift discuss the menace of the dog police. Why are Dog Conrol Orders used to target old ladies walking their dogs on beaches? What are dog owners doing to fight back against these abuses of power?

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