Michael Gove

Brexit gives us a chance to save our natural world

20 January 2018 8:30

For people who love the natural world, each new season brings new excitements. We are a nation of nature lovers.…

The Spectator Podcast: The truth about plastic

18 January 2018 17:43

On this week’s episode, we investigate the truth about plastic, the environmental enemy du jour in 2018. We also try…

Andrea Leadsom sees green over Gove

16 January 2018 13:50

Whether it’s authentic or not, the Conservative party is going green. Following Michael Gove’s reinvention as resident eco-warrior, the party…

Michael Gove’s green crusade is a smart way to sell Brexit

14 January 2018 10:42

What is Michael Gove up to? The Environment Secretary seems to be on a tree-hugging rampage at the moment, announcing…

Does Michael Gove really have farmers’ best interests at heart?

11 January 2018 17:00

The farming community was hoping, until a few days ago, that Michael Gove might be moved to pastures new in…

Gove’s leadership tip

11 January 2018 10:39

This week, Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle proved rather underwhelming. In some quarters, the Prime Minister’s decision to not promote or…

Boris left alone to fight for divergence at Cabinet

6 December 2017 17:30

After the DUP took issue with government’s handling of the Irish border question on Monday, Theresa May had to return…

Sunday political interviews round-up: Khan bashes Boris

12 November 2017 16:01

It is Remembrance Sunday, and the party leaders put their politics aside this morning as they gathered around the Cenotaph…

Why lambast Michael Gove for the Weinstein joke – and not Neil Kinnock?

28 October 2017 14:39

Michael Gove has a good line in risqué jokes, not all of which ought to be broadcast – as he…

Michael Gove’s agenda lives on in prisons

3 October 2017 14:19

There’s a good reason ministerial conference speeches are often so achingly dull. Because such occasions are inevitably party political –…

Voted Leave? It’s one way to lose friends, says Sarah Vine

9 September 2017 9:00

September is my time of year. Summer is all very well if you’re one of those golden-haired, long-limbed types who…

This year’s exam results for free schools prove Michael Gove was right

25 August 2017 10:58

As readers of The Spectator will know, I have been banging the drum for free schools for eight years –…

Would you really want to be a farmer in 2017?

8 August 2017 8:00

What does being ‘a farmer’ mean to you? For those that have experienced it, the job – or lifestyle, really…

I may disagree with him, but George Osborne’s first duty is to his readers

30 July 2017 9:00

I may disagree with George Osborne on the odd issue. Like Britain’s relationship with the EU, our trading future and…

Embarrassing photos are a speciality of mine

29 July 2017 9:00

As pictures go, it could be career death. An amazing young talent caught in a compromising position with two older…

Cabinet ministers deserve to be roasted for giving this chicken story legs

26 July 2017 11:32

Don’t Liam Fox and Michael Gove know how to use Skype? Just as the Cabinet finally start to reach agreement…

Michael Gove, ‘Green Brexit’, and what it all means for Britain’s farmers

21 July 2017 17:59

Michael Gove’s speech this morning on his plan for a ‘Green Brexit’ is one of the first signs of what…

Is Michael Gove really an environmental reformer?

21 July 2017 17:50

How right Michael Gove was, in his first speech as Environment Secretary, to promise to put an end to a…

Friends reunited: Michael Gove’s tête-à-tête with Nick Timothy

21 July 2017 14:41

Although Theresa May’s former co-chiefs of staff – Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill – both swiftly exited No 10 following…

The brave new world of Brexit Britain

4 July 2017 16:10

Although attributed to Milton Friedman, the assertion that ‘there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch’ had been around…

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove get their relationship back on track

3 July 2017 16:10

To say that Boris Johnson and Michael Gove’s relationship is a complex one would be an understatement. The Vote Leave…

Sunday shows round-up: Michael Gove says ‘yes’

2 July 2017 17:36

Michael Gove: The DUP deal is good for the union The newly installed Environment Secretary Michael Gove took to Andrew…

Michael Gove’s first Defra picket line

29 June 2017 11:34

As Michael Gove settles into his new role as Defra secretary, word reaches Steerpike that the Conservative MP is already facing…

Are conservatives a bunch of neanderthals? Some on the left seem to think so

15 June 2017 13:05

How tragic that the country – and indeed the world – is being dragged rightwards by a bunch of Neanderthal…

People have had enough of the Tory right

13 June 2017 14:44

Go back ten years and you could never imagine green campaigners greeting Michael Gove’s return to government with a mixture…