Michael Gove

David Cameron Chairs Weekly Government Cabinet Meeting

Michael Gove wants to add me to his professional network

22 September 2016 11:20

The publication of private emails by Colin Powell has spread panic in Washington. Now nobody feels safe. Some prominent people…


Will Theresa May’s grammars undermine David Cameron’s free schools?

16 September 2016 16:24

Grammar schools remain one of the most highly-charged issues in domestic politics. There is bound to be controversy about how…

Prime Minister David Cameron Delivers His Keynote Speech At The Conservative Party Conference

Michael Gove returns to The Times

5 September 2016 8:00

In the aftermath of the Leave vote, it’s safe to say that not every Brexiteer’s career path has played out as…

In praise of free schools

25 August 2016 16:09

Congratulations to all those free schools who got their GCSE results this morning. We don’t yet have the full picture,…

Liz Truss confirms there will be a British bill of rights. But we still don’t know when

22 August 2016 13:18

It’s been over a month since Theresa May stood on the steps of Downing Street. And yet the process of…


Sarah Vine lifts the lid on Michael Gove’s beard

17 August 2016 8:51

There has been much speculation this week regarding rumours that Michael Gove has a beard. The former Justice Secretary was…


Nick Clegg blames ‘disrespectful’ Gove for Queen backs Brexit story

7 August 2016 11:33

Now that Michael Gove has returned to the backbenches, the former Justice Secretary can take heart that his new role…

Liz Truss

Liz Truss attracts far more vitriol than her male non-lawyer predecessors. Why could that be?

21 July 2016 10:41

A politician with no legal training and limited experience of the legal world becomes Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor. The…

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In defence of Cameron’s posh boys

17 July 2016 18:41

A few weeks ago, I wrote a Spectator cover story about David Cameron’s purge of the posh. My peg was a new…


Was Michael Gove punished for being too soft on crime?

14 July 2016 17:40

Of today’s corpses piled up in Downing Street, none has caused more shock than that of Michael Gove. That Nicky…

May and Boris

Place your bets! Bookies reveal favourites for Theresa May’s Cabinet

13 July 2016 11:33

As Theresa May prepares to move into No.10 today, Britain’s next Prime Minister has a united party behind her. Since…


‘May Day’: How the papers reacted to our new PM-in-waiting

12 July 2016 8:06

David Cameron is now in in his last full day in Downing Street and already all eyes are on the…

Coffee House Shots: Leadsom drops out – what next for May?

11 July 2016 15:04

Over the course of the past weekend, Andrea Leadsom has come under fire for her comments on having children. Such…


Can Theresa May nurse the Tories back to health?

11 July 2016 13:23

It might prove easier for the Tories’ new leader Theresa May to reunite the party post referendum than expected. First,…

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And then there was one… Theresa May’s team prepare for government

11 July 2016 13:03

Chris Grayling has given this very brief statement on behalf of Theresa May in the past few minutes: ‘Can I…


The martyrdom of St Andrea

11 July 2016 13:01

He may have died in the seventeenth century but in his Mysterie of Rhetoric Unvail’d  of 1657 John Smith showed…


Graham Brady rules out re-opening the Tory leadership contest

11 July 2016 12:47

Following Andrea Leadsom’s announcement that she is bowing out of the leadership race, Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee,…


Andrea Leadsom: Theresa May is ‘ideally placed’ to implement Brexit

11 July 2016 12:15

Andrea Leadsom has withdrawn from the Tory leadership race, saying ‘the best interests of our country are best served by…


Andrea Leadsom drops out of leadership race

11 July 2016 11:55

In what must be the shortest-lived leadership campaign in the history of the Conservative Party, Andrea Leadsom has just announced…

Bell Pottinger Summer Party

Johnson family react to Michael Gove’s elimination – ‘Gove won’t tear us apart again’

7 July 2016 16:45

After Michael Gove turned on his one-time ally Boris Johnson to pursue his own leadership ambitions, the Justice Secretary was accused of…

Michael Gove and Theresa May. Image: Getty

Why the Tories should send May and Gove to the country

7 July 2016 10:00

As a radical paper, The Spectator has always been an admirer of Michael Gove, particularly his education reforms. He was,…

Prime Minister David Cameron Delivers His Keynote Speech At The Conservative Party Conference

Gove camp nervous as Tory MPs go to vote again

7 July 2016 9:43

This afternoon we will find out which two Tory MPs will face the Conservative party members in the leadership contest.…


Theresa May love bombs Tory MPs

6 July 2016 18:49

The final parliamentary hustings of the Tory leadership contest has now taken place. With Theresa May assured of a place…

Michael Gove speaks during day one of the Conservative Party Conference on October 4, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Was ‘the deadly Mail’ right after all on Iraq, Michael Gove?

6 July 2016 13:29

Last week the Daily Mail endorsed Theresa May as the next Tory leader. The declaration took many by surprise as not…


Ken Clarke caught on camera discussing Tory leadership hopefuls – ‘Theresa is a bloody difficult woman’

5 July 2016 14:31

Don’t expect to see Ken Clarke on Sky News anytime soon. The former Chancellor has been left red-faced after the…