MICHAEL Gove is a decent and likeable chap (for a Tory, I mean). He endeared himself to me recently by confessing in a newspaper article about his former life as a geek.
I first met him in 1990, when he worked for Scottish Television and I for the Labour Party in Scotland. I always got on well with him and was pleased to see him elected to the Commons in 2005.
So why have I suddenly been getting flashbacks of TV images of a young Gove examining in detail the contents of celebrities’ dustbins? It did happen. It was a (regular, I think) feature within a late-night “yoof” programme, probably on Channel 4, but I’m not sure.
What on earth was that programme? Are there any clips of Michael’s muck-raking activities available on the web? Can anyone help? I’m not making this up, honestly.