Justine Greening

Shami Chakrabarti isn’t alone in her selective stance on schooling

10 October 2016 12:57

The only thing to be said for Shami Chakrabarti’s stance on selective education – she’s against the reintroduction of grammar…

Justine Greening goes on the offensive over grammar schools

4 October 2016 17:06

Although Nicky Morgan suggested yesterday that the government could be about to water down its grammar school proposals, Justine Greening…


Full text: Education secretary Justine Greening’s conference speech

4 October 2016 16:25

As a Conservative, when I look at where we’ve had the biggest impact in government, there’s one area that really…

Conservative party conference, day three: The Spectator guide

4 October 2016 7:46

The Conservative party conference is now in full swing, with a host of top cabinet ministers taking to the stage…

British International Development Secretary Justine Greening addresses delegates on the first day of the annual Conservative party conference in Manchester, north west England, on October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL        (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Greening takes dovish tone on government’s schools plan

12 September 2016 17:32

Is Theresa May planning an epic battle with some of her own MPs to introduce new grammar schools in England?…

Could Theresa May’s grammar school plans trigger an early election?

9 September 2016 15:25

Predictably, Theresa May’s speech on new grammar schools and expanding selection across the education system has attracted some strong criticism…

Theresa May Gives First Domestic Policy Speech

Coffee House shots: Is Theresa May right to expand grammar schools?

9 September 2016 14:28

With her first major speech since standing on the steps of No. 10, Theresa May has set out plans to radically…

Theresa May’s grammar school revolution starts today

9 September 2016 8:50

Theresa May made it clear when she became Prime Minister that she wanted to be defined by more than just…

Do ‘tutor-proof’ grammar school tests exist?

8 September 2016 17:57

As part of its plan to expand the number of grammar schools, the Government has proposed making ‘tutor-proof’ tests. Unfortunately,…

Tory backbenchers toe the line on grammar schools – for now

8 September 2016 16:14

There were two striking things about today’s urgent question on grammar schools. The first was that MPs were told far…

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The show’s over for the Women’s Equality Party

20 July 2016 10:34

In the post-Brexit upheaval, the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has fallen out of sight. Its members once told us ‘WE can,…

The Spectator at Home

The Spectator summer party, in pictures

6 July 2016 23:30

In recent weeks, Westminster politicians have found themselves compared to the characters of House of Cards and Game of Thrones over their post-referendum antics.…

British International Development Secretary Justine Greening addresses delegates on the first day of the annual Conservative party conference in Manchester, north west England, on October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL        (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Justine Greening shows new enthusiasm for her job and her own story

4 October 2015 16:34

Justine Greening’s brief as International Development Secretary is really quite specific. It certainly doesn’t require wide-ranging speeches about social mobility…

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Exclusive: Michael Fallon says UK should reconsider military action in Syria to combat ISIS

23 September 2014 14:01

The Ministry of Defence is like a sauna on Sunday. The air circulation system has been switched off and the…

Minister for International Development Justine Greening addresses delegates on the first day of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on September 29, 2013. Photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

Justine Greening: Cameron’s government needs more people who have worked at Morrisons

3 September 2014 16:46

David Cameron is in need of advice right now and there’s plenty of it in the new Spectator – not…


Shock as Government agrees with Bill Cash

11 December 2013 16:36

Something extraordinary happened on the Committee corridor in Parliament today. A government Secretary of State turned up to a session…


Why can’t Justine Greening pretend to enjoy her job?

29 September 2013 16:11

Does Justine Greening enjoy being International Development Secretary? I ask only because while the text of her speech to the…


What’s wrong with foreign aid?

3 January 2013 12:58

Justine Greening is a robust politician and bean counter who reportedly used extremely fruity language when told she was being…

David Cameron goes to the Tory conference at a low ebb. Image: Getty.

What else could go wrong for the Tories?

7 October 2012 12:16

Beyond being implicated in the Jimmy Savile scandal it’s hard to imagine how last week could have been worse for…

Andrew Mitchell

Justine Greening is a reluctant contestant on Mitchell’s Millions

17 September 2012 10:03

The reshuffle allowed David Cameron to place what many ministers (and sacked ministers in particular) are calling ‘Osborne’s spies’ in…

Justine Greening may be tighter on international aid

8 September 2012 15:05

Sending an ex-accountant to run the International Development department was always a bit of a risk, given that its remit…

Croupiers Hone Their Skills At Casino School

Morning of the Blunt Knives - Spectator Blogs

4 September 2012 13:40

Provided you remember a few simple rules the Expectations Game should be the easiest test to pass in politics. It…

Jeremy Hunt has made an unexpected comeback. Photo: Getty Images.

Morale, communication and party discipline are key to David Cameron’s first reshuffle

4 September 2012 13:14

Iain Duncan Smith’s decision to stay at DWP means that the reshuffle is not quite as radical as some in…

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Of mice and men: the options for airport expansion

28 August 2012 18:00

Hugh Robertson was trying to stick up for the Prime Minister this afternoon when he said David Cameron was ‘absolutely…

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Downing Street rejects Yeo’s ‘man or mouse’ threat

28 August 2012 11:53

Justine Greening will be relieved: Downing Street has just poured cold water on suggestions the government could U-turn on a…