Justine Greening

Justine Greening should keep out of the Church of England’s business

24 July 2017 19:29

God, she’s on a bit of a run, Justine Greening, isn’t she? A day after it turns out she wants…

It’s dangerous and wrong to tell all children they’re ‘gender fluid’

23 July 2017 9:54

Once upon a time, ‘binary’ was a mathematical term. Now it is an insult on a par with ‘racist’, ‘sexist’…

The austere Chancellor wins education tussle

17 July 2017 18:58

Justine Greening has found the cash to soften her department’s new funding formula. After much to-ing and fro-ing between the…

Forget the ‘nasty party’, Theresa May has turned the Tories into the zombie party

15 April 2017 12:00

Watching Education Secretary Justine Greening discuss grammar schools this week, I felt exasperated and in desperate need of a cognac. And…

Like them or not, Theresa May’s grammar school plans will end the postcode lottery of education

8 April 2017 9:30

Grammar Schools. Now there’s a potent pair of words. Mention them, and genial conversation will instantly shift into awkward silence…

The Government is doing nothing to tackle GCSE grade inflation

28 March 2017 17:46

The whole purpose of changing the grading structure for GCSE exams was supposed to be to guard against the curse…

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…

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…

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…

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 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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…