Michael Gove

Farewell, Speccie

19 July 2014 9:00 am

So we are all going to have to pay for fatties to have stomach bands and bypasses, are we? It…

Cameron was right to move Gove

19 July 2014 9:00 am

I tried to reach Michael Gove on Tuesday shortly after the news broke that he’d been moved to the Whips’…

The Birmingham ‘Trojan Horse plot’ is — like WMD — a neocon fantasy

14 June 2014 9:00 am

I can remember where I was when Colin Powell presented to the United Nations his evidence for the existence of…

Yes, I compared Theresa May to an Israeli tank commander. Why is everyone so upset?

14 June 2014 8:00 am

I expect all of us have said something we regret at one time or another, but not everyone does so…

Now it's Gove vs May - will Tory wars ever stop?

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Modern Conservatives seem to be allergic to success. Every time things are going right, the party spasms. Sir John Major’s…

If Alex Salmond is cutting bureaucracy, why does he have so many quangos?

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Escape committees An LSE/Institute for Government report estimated the cost of Scottish independence at £2.7 billion, a sum arrived at…

The truth about being a politician’s child

31 May 2014 9:00 am

It was a Friday morning in 1992, Britain had just had an election, and I was on an ice rink.…

Michael Gove did not kill Of Mice and Men or To Kill A Mockingbird

31 May 2014 9:00 am

I suppose I should be grateful that the liberal intelligentsia doesn’t bother to check any of the facts if an…

Spectator letters: Bereaved parents against press regulation, and a defence of Tony Benn

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Why we need a free press Sir: As bereaved parents and (to borrow from some signatories of last week’s advertisement)…

Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and the return of Tory wars

15 March 2014 9:00 am

From the moment he took his job, Michael Gove knew that he would make energetic and determined enemies. The teachers’…

I always defended Michael Gove. Then I met him

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Michael Gove inspires irrational hatred among my fellow children’s authors. After interviewing him, I can finally see why

The quango state: how the left still runs Britain

8 February 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron’s government continues to subsidise its critics

My battle with Michael Gove’s Blob

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Michael Gove has been under fire this week for ‘sacking’ Sally Morgan as chair of Ofsted. You’d think he’d be…

Super-heads are a super-huge mistake

7 December 2013 9:00 am

The system of parachuting top teachers into failing schools seems to have been a recipe for corruption

Fighting dirty

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Why is local politics so much dirtier than national politics? Is it because the players are fighting over relatively trivial…