Michael Gove

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…

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…

Scottish Conservative MP comes out for Gove

24 May 2018 12:46

On Monday night, Michael Gove set tongues wagging in Westminster by joining forces with Ruth Davidson to launch new Conservative…

Michael Gove and Ruth Davidson, the new ‘Ike and Tina Turner’

21 May 2018 22:06

To the launch of Onward, the new liberal Conservative think tank. A who’s who of the Tory party, including Liz…

Sunday shows round-up: Michael Gove – ‘Significant question marks’ over PM’s customs partnership

13 May 2018 17:46

The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has defended Boris Johnson’s criticism of the Prime Minister’s proposed ‘customs partnership’ ideal in a…

Boris and Gove find a common enemy

19 April 2018 13:29

After the EU referendum, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove were such a dream team that the pair looked destined to…

Michael Gove on manoeuvres

19 April 2018 11:15

When Liz Truss gave the keynote speech at the launch of new Conservative think tank Freer, one attendee mused to…

Michael Gove takes a swipe at Barnier

27 February 2018 18:46

Here we go. Although Theresa May and her government are meant to be on a Brussels charm offensive ahead of…

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…