Michael Gove

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

Cameron’s first EU referendum battle: shutting up his own MPs

20 February 2016 9:00 am

On the day that David Cameron delivered his Bloomberg speech, the 2013 address in which he committed himself to a…

David Cameron is presenting all the wrong arguments for staying in the EU

13 February 2016 9:00 am

It is normally in the final, frantic days of a campaign that a multitude of dubious claims are made. But…

Michael Gove is the leader the ‘leave’ campaign needs

13 February 2016 9:00 am

The leader that quiet ‘leave’ voters are missing

There’s too much bunkum talked about the arts and education

24 October 2015 9:00 am

At the last minute, a friend invited me to a ‘Distinguished Speakers Dinner’ at the Oxford and Cambridge Club earlier…

Britain should not mistake its allies for friends

17 October 2015 8:00 am

It would be hard to dream up a more absurd piece of political satire than an agency of the British…

Nicky Morgan's pitch for the Tory leadership

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan thinks a woman should run to be the next Tory leader

Why lawyers deserve Michael Gove

27 June 2015 9:00 am

A great test of political leadership is how well you deal with vested interests on your own side. In his…

Portrait of the week

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Tens of thousands took part in a demonstration in London against austerity, and thousands more in other cities. Russell…

In defence of Michael Gove’s grammar guide

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Few things are more likely to provoke the disapproval of the bien-pensant left than criticising someone’s grammar. The very idea…

Cameron's small majority means big challenges ahead

23 May 2015 9:00 am

In ancient Rome, when a general rode in triumph through the city, a slave would stand behind him whispering into…

Michael Gove vs the lawyers - his toughest fight yet

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The Justice Secretary’s new mission will make education reform look like child’s play

David Cameron's big secret: he's not a great politician

14 May 2015 4:00 am

This was a vital election. A Tory failure would have been an act of political treason. Five years ago, the…

Five arguments for voting Tory (and one for anything but)

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Five Spectator contributors on why they’re voting for Cameron (and one on why he isn’t)

Lefty myths about inequality

4 April 2015 9:00 am

As a Tory, I’ve been thinking a lot about inequality recently. Has it really increased in the past five years?…

The teachers who (quietly) miss Michael Gove

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Meet the teachers who are (quietly) grateful to the former education secretary

Proof that the schools revolution isn’t over

7 February 2015 9:00 am

For those who assumed that the removal of Michael Gove as Education Secretary marked the end of the Conservatives’ scholastic…

The Tories have one real success in government – and they’re scared to talk about it

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Schools are the one area where this government has made a real, positive difference – but it’s scared stiff of saying so

Has the Chief Inspector of Schools really gone rogue?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Sir Michael Wilshaw must revamp his power-crazed organisation

Cameron must reunite the Tories or lose the next election

27 September 2014 9:00 am

No one goes to Birmingham to revive a marriage. But that is what David Cameron and the Conservative party must…

Miriam Gross’s diary: As a qualified teacher, I say let in the ‘untrained’

2 August 2014 9:00 am

I knew that the historian Sir Richard Evans was a rather abrasive and quarrelsome man, but I was staggered by…

Gove, gone

19 July 2014 9:00 am

‘There’s no shame in a cabinet to win the next election,’ declared an exasperated senior No. 10 figure on Tuesday…