Michael Gove

The Tories’ simple moral purpose

18 January 2010 12:43

Education is the area where the Cameron agenda inspires most. The supply-side revolution the Tories are planning to enable, will…

For all his faults, Gradgrind was right

30 December 2009 9:15

The next time your four year old nephew smears chocolate over your trousers you are to congratulate him. According to…

What happened the last time Gove played Cameron’s opponent in debate prep

23 December 2009 14:27

One of the surprises of the Tory leadership campaign in 2005 was how David Davis bested David Cameron in the…

Recognising the best

5 December 2009 16:37

On Thursday night Michael Gove announced that a Conservative government would pay off the student loans of those with good…

The fierce urgency of education reform

5 November 2009 18:39

Michael Gove is giving a speech tonight reaffirming the Tory plans for radical education reform. In it Gove deploys a…

Gove’s ‘free schools’ will be able to profit

8 October 2009 23:36

In all the excitement, I forgot to flag up to Coffee Housers a fact that we dropped in the leader column of…

Cameron’s revolutionary speech

8 October 2009 17:04

This was one of the best speeches I have heard David Cameron give. It may not have been a masterpiece…

The Tories provide the only route away from educational inequality

7 October 2009 12:47

The level of educational inequality in this country is appalling. I have heard the numbers that Michael Gove listed off…

Getting ready for reform

25 September 2009 12:25

Given their position in the polls, and the challenges that face the next government, it’s understandable that the Tories are…

Exam result shock: Balls fails

27 August 2009 9:04

You know how it is.  You start reading an article by Ed Balls – in this case, in today’s Guardian…

Gove pushes his agenda

23 August 2009 13:05

If you can divert your attention away from the Ashes for a second, then I’d recommend you read John Rentoul’s…

Do the Tories need an "-ism"?

22 August 2009 17:06

So what overarching theory do Cameron & Co. believe in now?  Is it Phillip Blond’s “Red Toryism”?  Are they still…

Gove stirs up trouble for Balls

11 August 2009 10:46

I gave it a passing mention in my last post, but it’s worth highlighting Michael Gove’s mischievous comment piece in…

Tories move to raise the standard of teachers

2 July 2009 11:52

Michael Gove’s speech today is another sign that the Tories are serious about raising educational standards. In it, Gove proposes…

The Sky Has Fallen In

11 May 2009 23:38

We blithely say that politicians are despised even more than journalists. But those who work closely with MPs generally end…