Michael Gove

The Boris campaign get the leadership final they hoped for

20 June 2019 19:24

There will be sighs of relief in the Boris Johnson camp this evening after Jeremy Hunt won the second spot…

Javid knocked out as Gove moves into second place

20 June 2019 13:32

Sajid Javid has been eliminated from the Tory leadership race. He came bottom of the fourth ballot with 34 votes,…

Michael Gove’s plan to scrap VAT is a big mistake

11 June 2019 11:54

When I read about Michael Gove’s plans to abolish VAT and replace it with a US-style Sales Tax, I thought: “Is…

Michael Gove tries to come out fighting after cocaine row

10 June 2019 17:01

Michael Gove is one of those people who enjoys finding themselves with their back against the wall, fighting. His leadership…

Watch: Gove’s message to Boris: ‘Don’t pull out’

10 June 2019 15:47

The Tory leadership race is turning nasty. And not for the first time, it’s Michael Gove who is taking a…

Sunday shows round-up: Michael Gove – taking cocaine was a crime I ‘deeply regret’

9 June 2019 14:19

The Conservative leadership race continues in full force, with four contenders paying a visit to the TV studios today. Michael…

The real problem with Michael Gove’s drug admission

8 June 2019 11:59

The problem for Michael Gove is not that thousands of Conservative party members will open their copy of the Daily…

Michael Gove’s cocaine blues

8 June 2019 8:46

The Tory leadership race has taken on a new turn this weekend with the Daily Mail splashing on Michael Gove’s…

How I could get a better Brexit deal

6 June 2019 16:07

There are things that we can do which will change the way in which we leave the European Union. I…

Tory leadership candidates start frenzied final push for support

5 June 2019 17:05

With just a few days to go until nominations close in the Tory leadership contest, candidates are busy trying to…

It’s time to send for Michael Gove

24 March 2019 11:16

On Friday in the Spectator’s Coffee House podcast I suggested Michael Gove should be installed as a caretaker leader until June.…

Transcript: Michael Gove’s barnstorming speech in no-confidence debate

17 January 2019 0:36

In the no-confidence motion today, Michael Gove gave one of the best speeches of his parliamentary career, praising Labour moderates…

Tory Brexiteers divided over how to kill off May’s deal

18 November 2018 22:08

Will Theresa May face a vote of no confidence? Graham Brady has been touring the studios over the weekend making…

Michael Gove: The Prime Minister is doing a great job… at the moment

12 September 2018 11:00

As the European Research Group breaks out in to open revolt and rumours of no confidence letters abound, it seems…

Why are 27,000 fewer boys going to university than girls?

16 August 2018 17:39

Despite the numerous photos doing the rounds of girls celebrating their exam results today, one of the main headlines from A-Level…

Michael Gove’s Brexit regret is much too little, much too late

17 July 2018 11:27

Not the least extraordinary thing about the campaign to leave the European Union is that it turns out no-one was…

Sunday shows round-up: Michael Gove – Chequers Brexit deal will honour the referendum result

8 July 2018 16:52

After an away day at Chequers on Friday, the Cabinet has finally agreed on a compromise approach for negotiating the…

Britain's Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Michael Gove leaves from 10 Downing Street in central London on March 20, 2018 after attending the weekly meeting of the Cabinet. Britain and the European Union on March 19 reached a landmark deal on a transition phase that will see London follow the bloc's rules for nearly two years after the Brexit divorce. Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David Davis said the agreement, which European leaders will sign at a summit this week, was a "decisive step". (Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Agriculture Bill set to cause further Tory spending divides

29 June 2018 17:14

With a twenty billion pound spending increase in the NHS, many ministers are quietly seething at the latest Treasury warning…

Theresa May’s ministers make the decisions while the Prime Minister prevaricates

19 June 2018 19:02

Who is taking all the big, difficult decisions in government at the moment? Not Theresa May, who seems to be…

A ban on wood burners would kill off our country pubs

29 May 2018 14:53

If stoves and fires come under attack, country pubs and restaurants will collapse. This will happen, I suspect, even if…