Nicky Morgan

Jeremy Corbyn dodges disaster but fails to inspire at PMQs

11 January 2017 13:36

At PMQs today, Jeremy Corbyn didn’t have a disaster: there was no repeat of yesterday’s shambles. But he didn’t take…


BBC replace Nicky Morgan with £1,000 handbag

16 December 2016 22:30

Although the trouser-gate row between Theresa May and Nicky Morgan looked as though it was beginning to die down, the…

What the trouser row really tells us about Theresa May

12 December 2016 16:18

It would be extraordinary if a row about a pair of trousers had continued into a second week – if…

Home Secretary Theresa May Delivers A Speech To International Police And Crime Conference

What the papers say: Theresa May’s wrong trousers and why Boris is ‘bang on the money’

12 December 2016 8:38

It would be ‘wrong’ to dwell on the subject of Theresa May’s £1,000 leather trousers, says the Times in its…


Handbags at dawn in Downing Street

12 December 2016 8:06

It’s handbags at dawn over in Downing Street. Last week, Nicky Morgan used an interview with the Times to criticise Theresa May…

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Nicky Morgan’s wrong trousers

7 December 2016 11:41

Does Theresa May understand what life is like for the just-managing families she purports to stand for? The Tory party…


Westminster fashion police turn on Theresa May

5 December 2016 8:56

Claws out in Westminster. Since Theresa May was appointed Prime Minister, several of her one-time cabinet colleagues have taken issue with…


Nicky Morgan in the naughty corner

3 October 2016 15:45

With Nicky Morgan the new Peter Bone of the Conservative party, the former Education Secretary is making her mark at…

What is Theresa May’s greatest weakness?

30 September 2016 12:51

What is Theresa May’s greatest weakness as she goes into conference season? The Prime Minister had such a good start…

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The week in EU deceptions

29 May 2016 14:36

This has been another fine week for EU deceits, lies and misrepresentations. The chutzpah of the week award must go…

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Government drops plans to force all schools to become academies

6 May 2016 15:23

It’s a good day for the Conservatives to bury bad news, when all attention is on Labour and the SNP’s…

Today in audio: Jeremy Hunt stands firm ahead of junior doctors strike

25 April 2016 17:20

Jeremy Hunt has been facing questions in the Commons ahead of tomorrow’s junior doctors strike. The Health Secretary said the…

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Tories expect academy policy U-turn

13 April 2016 17:29

Tory MPs are increasingly convinced that the government may back down on some of its plans for forced academisation of…

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Nicky Morgan uses departmental questions to attack Vote Leave

7 March 2016 17:41

Education Questions in the Commons is a chance for MPs to ask questions about Education – or at least to…


Members of Cameron’s Cabinet are now free to speak their mind on the EU. Here’s what they’re saying

20 February 2016 12:02

David Cameron’s two hour Cabinet meeting is now over, and the campaign has now started. His Cabinet members are now…

Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld outside the High Court today after their legal challenge was rejected (Photo: Getty)

Yes, civil partnership law is deeply unfair – to relatives like me and my sister

29 January 2016 12:11

Try as I might, I find it difficult to feel too sorry for Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld, the cohabiting heterosexual…

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The sacred mother-baby bond is being eroded by an overzealous state

14 December 2015 19:31

These figures should send a chill down the spine of anyone who values basic human dignity: in England in 2013,…

Prime Minister David Cameron and education secretary Nicky Morgan meet pupils during a visit to the Green School For Girls on March 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

Nicky Morgan: children’s services need to find ‘different ways of working’

14 December 2015 8:31

Children’s services in local government will be taken over if they are deemed to be failing by Ofsted, David Cameron is announcing…


Is a ‘Transgender Day Of Remembrance’ really necessary?

27 November 2015 12:33

On hearing that a ‘transgendered flag of remembrance’ was being flown by a government department for the first time (the…

Lucy Powell, the shadow education secretary, at Education Questions today. Photo: BBC.

Nicky Morgan and Lucy Powell pointlessly square off over childcare and tax credits

26 October 2015 17:52

Nicky Morgan and Lucy Powell appear to be the most ill-tempered pair regularly going head-to-head at the Dispatch Box. At…

Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan delivers her speech to delegates in the third day of the Conservative Party annual conference at Manchester Central Convention Centre.

Nicky Morgan attacks Labour for lack of women in top jobs

6 October 2015 16:59

Nicky Morgan delivered a speech to Tory conference that was lacking in new policies or announcements, but strong on equality. Wearing…

David Cameron and Boris Johnson leave St Paul's Cathedral in central London on July 7, 2015.

Two issues will dominate Tory conference: who’ll succeed David Cameron and the EU referendum

2 October 2015 16:35

As the Tory tribe prepares to gather in Manchester, the chatter is about two things: who will succeed David Cameron…

Boris Johnson and George Osborne visit the Battle of Britain Bunker on September 10, 2015 in Uxbridge, England.

Podcast: Boris, George, Nicky and the Tory leadership

1 October 2015 17:28

This podcast is sponsored by Berry Bros, The Spectator’s house red. Boris Johnson’s leadership ambitions have been significantly harmed by David…


Will Nicky Morgan be the next Prime Minister?

1 October 2015 16:34

When David Cameron announced that he wouldn’t serve a third term, he made it inevitable that Westminster would spend much…

General View Of The West London Free School Co-founded By Toby Young

The Free Schools revolution marches on — if Cameron holds his nerve

2 September 2015 13:07

David Cameron has vowed he will ‘not waver’ in his commitment to free schools and has announced another 500 will open over…