Michael Gove

Leavers have just killed the best chance of Brexit ever happening

19 January 2019 9:00 am

When intelligent, informed and rational people make a choice that onlookers can see confounds their own declared interests, we are…

Life is about so much more than Theresa May’s crappy Brexit deal

15 December 2018 9:00 am

It’s that time of year again when I put aside my wonted snark and share with you a few of…

Will no one ever take on the Green Blob?

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Gosh it hurts when your little corner of paradise is destroyed by a few idiots’ ignorance and greed. This is…

Who to believe: calculating Kavanaugh or forgetful Ford?

6 October 2018 9:00 am

A weekend news report says Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s childhood has been scrutinised by colleagues ‘for clues to understanding this…

Michael Gove’s stove ban is a direct attack on country life

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Michael Gove wants to punish those who use wood-burning stoves and possibly even open fires. It would be hard to…

Your Twitter history will always haunt you – if you’re on the right

13 January 2018 9:00 am

I once asked Michael Gove, when he had just been appointed Education Secretary, if he would mind awfully appointing me…

Michael Wolff said the US needed a market-charming president: now it has one

13 January 2018 9:00 am

I once commissioned Michael Wolff —currently the world’s most talked-about journalist as the author of the White House exposé Fire…

To fix this failing government make Gove the CEO and keep May as chairman

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Chairman May Sir: Theresa May is the only politician with a mandate to lead, yet doesn’t seem capable of leading…

The left-wing bias on Celebrity Gogglebox was excruciating

11 November 2017 9:00 am

This week I want to put the boot in to Gogglebox (Channel 4, Fridays). Not the mostly likeable, everyday version,…

Peter Hitchens: Why I climbed on my soapbox after refusing to sign a university’s ‘free speech’ contract

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Where better to be than in Liverpool on a crisp autumn evening, haranguing an open-air meeting of students? I hadn’t…

Don’t let these figures depress you, girls

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Are British teenagers suffering from an epidemic of mental illness? Yes, according to a ‘government-funded study’ which found that 24…

Diary

9 September 2017 9:00 am

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

Diary

29 July 2017 9:00 am

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

The EU referendum has shown us the real David Cameron

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Westminster has a tendency to get ahead of itself. MPs want to discuss the aftermath of an event long before…

Why do the vicious Remain campaigners value emotion over reason?

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Like a lot of keen games-players I’m a stickler for the rules. This is not because I’m an especially honourable…

Enter Boris Johnson, eyes on the prize

7 May 2016 9:00 am

After an eight-year detour into municipal government, Boris Johnson has now returned to national politics. The former mayor of London…

Let’s make assisted dying legal for Brightonians

7 May 2016 9:00 am

I am having terrible trouble with my hair at the moment. It is lank, flat and lifeless. There are split…

Leave campaigners aren’t being disrespected. They’re being paranoid

30 April 2016 9:00 am

There are moments when one wonders whether one is seeing and hearing the same things as others. For me such…

We want an EU referendum, not a scare-story contest

23 April 2016 9:00 am

So far the campaign for the EU referendum has resembled a contest as to which side can spin the most…

Michael Gove and the bogeymen of Europe

23 April 2016 9:00 am

European bogeymen Michael Gove said ‘remain’ campaigners were spreading tales of bogeymen. But what is a bogeyman? Appropriately enough, the…

David Cameron is heading for a hollow victory in the EU referendum

23 April 2016 9:00 am

‘Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won,’ wrote the Duke of Wellington after…

I have seen classroom miracles at Michaela Community School

19 March 2016 9:00 am

It was like being on the set of an inspirational Hollywood film about a visionary teacher who transforms the lives…

Brexit is none of Mark Carney's business

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Surely there is a difference between Mark Carney’s intervention in the Scottish referendum last year and in the EU one…

Portrait of the week

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, having continued talks through the night in Brussels, announced that he had achieved a ‘special status’ for…

Inside the Tories' EU dogfight

27 February 2016 9:00 am

The Brexit campaign has only just started to demonstrate its strength