…Thinking woman’s (?) Tory Michael Gove flanked by two young Boris-leaflet bearing sharp suited men marching him towards Northfields tube station at 5.30 today. Pre-MP Gove used to contribute to the edited books of the irrepressible Mark Perryman . I was a contributor alongside him to this title on Blairism (although I never met the guy, who looks even younger now he’s ditched wearing glasses). He is not however in “Imagined Nation: England After Britain”. I guess he has had other fish to fry lately – which according to his Conservative homepage was the family business.

I couldn’t engage in banter/do the “keeping a Tory on the doorstep routine” sadly as I was in a car.