Michael Gove

Rachel Johnson: Gary Lineker, the People’s Snowflake, is the only true opposition now

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The chances of my 20-year-old student son being at an Ariana Grande concert on a Monday night were, my head…

George Osborne: Diary of an editor

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Watching the general election from my newsroom is an out-of-body experience. I’ve been involved in the last five general elections…

The next terror attack in a jail is waiting to happen

8 April 2017 9:00 am

The government asked me to look into extremism in prisons. Is the system brave enough to deal with what I found?

How private schools are risking their charitable status

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Private schools have undermined their charitable status by dashing so shamelessly upmarket

The latest paedophilia debacle from Operation Hydrant

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Chief Constable Simon Bailey, who heads Operation Hydrant, the police investigation of ‘non-recent’ child abuse cases, now says that paedophiles…

Barrier method: view of the border line between Mexico and the US in the community of Sasabe in Sonora state, Mexico

If Trump were to build it, what sort of wall would the Wall be?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Any impressively long wall is bound to cause us to recall the midfield dynamo and philosopher John Trewick. In 1978…

The right way to do Brexit: positive – but tough

21 January 2017 9:00 am

From the start of the European Union referendum campaign, competing visions of Brexit have been advocated. To Nigel Farage, the…

Theresa May’s Twelve Steps programme for national recovery

21 January 2017 9:00 am

It is hard to be shocked by anything in these tumultuous times, but I was brought up short by the…

Brexit is a revolution – and it’ll be decades before we know it’s worked

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Few years will live as long in the memory as 2016. Historians will ponder the meaning and consequences of the…

I'm not Chancellor, so I don't have 2,056 cards to sign. What do I do now?

10 December 2016 9:00 am

One thing I won’t miss about No. 11 Downing Street are the Christmas cards: 2,056 Christmas cards to be exact. That…

The seven moments that lost the referendum for Remain

10 December 2016 9:00 am

If any of the following had happened, Remain could have won

Matthew Parris vs Matt Ridley on Brexit bitterness

10 December 2016 9:00 am

A conversation about Brexit and bitterness

My husband’s affair with Michael Gove, and other things that didn’t happen

19 November 2016 9:00 am

A few weeks ago I discovered that while he should have been focused on the fight of his life during…

Michael Gove, evil mastermind? I don't buy it

8 October 2016 9:00 am

I’m writing this from the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham where the mood is buoyant, to put it mildly. Everyone…

Brexit - the triumph of a word

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Did the word ‘Brexiteer’ help the Leave campaign win?

Social media, Michael Gove and me

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The publication of private emails by Colin Powell has spread panic in Washington. Now nobody feels safe. Some prominent people…

In a Birmingham jail, I discovered the point of Michael Gove

17 September 2016 9:00 am

I went to prison last week, in Birmingham. Early start, off on a train from Euston. It was my kids’…

What you learn when you learn a poem by heart

10 September 2016 9:00 am

I’ve just learned by heart another poem — my first in nearly 30 years. The one I chose was A.E.…

The Boris-bashers should be ashamed

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Throughout this fractious summer, one thing has united all the warring pundits and politicians. Left, right; Leave, Remain, everyone at…

It's time to defend Brexit

20 August 2016 9:00 am

One of the many incorrect predictions about this year’s referendum was that those who voted for Brexit would soon regret…

Sacking isn't easy – even for Theresa May

23 July 2016 9:00 am

One of David Cameron’s last decisions as prime minister was to get the brass doorbell of No. 10 cleaned. I…

Strawberries with one man Brexit’s making very rich

16 July 2016 9:00 am

I first met a boyish, sunny Tony Blair more than 20 years ago. Our encounters have always been slightly tense…

Portrait of the week

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Home Conservative MPs set about finding two candidates for the party leadership to be put to party members as rival…

Sick of Brexit? Here are the silly-season stories you could have had

9 July 2016 9:00 am

There’s something a little-dispiriting about waking up one morning to find that our elected politicians are even more psychopathic, deranged…

‘I had to step up’: Michael Gove on how he changed his mind about Boris

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Michael Gove on leadership, his wife, Brexit, Boris – and why anybody should trust him again