The Tory conference, Michael Gove, and why hard work doesn’t always pay

In the aftermath of the Conservative party conference this week, something has been troubling me. It could have been one of many distasteful episodes: Theresa May’s incendiary speech on immigration, David Cameron’s personal attack on Jeremy Corbyn, or the rising profile of the Chancellor of Exchequer, described somewhat terrifyingly as the Osborne supremacy. But it wasn’t any of these. Instead, it was something Justice Secretary Michael Gove said in an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Neil, immediately after his party leader’s keynote speech: ‘We need to move away from a system where you have high levels of welfare, high levels of taxation, and low wages, to an economy where you have higher w

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