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Instant Opinion: ‘Snake-oil salesmen rediscover expertise’
Michael Gove
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Instant Opinion: ‘Snake-oil salesmen rediscover expertise’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 1 December
1 Dec 2020
Brexit is ‘like moving house’, Gove tells industry chiefs
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Brexit is ‘like moving house’, Gove tells industry chiefs

Minister tells bosses to brace for no-deal during ‘embarrassing’ conference
21 Oct 2020
Gove: UK ‘firmness’ with Brussels paying off in Brexit talks
Michael Gove walks to Downing Street after attending a cabinet meeting
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Gove: UK ‘firmness’ with Brussels paying off in Brexit talks

Minister performs ‘U-turn’ at Commons dispatch box following EU concessions
20 Oct 2020
What the UK is demanding from the EU to avoid no-deal Brexit
Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove walks up Downing Street
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What the UK is demanding from the EU to avoid no-deal Brexit

Michael Gove says door is still ‘ajar’ to secure trade agreement with Brussels
19 Oct 2020
Firm with links to Gove and Cummings handed A-level contract
Michael Gove
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Firm with links to Gove and Cummings handed A-level contract

Public First given exam grading communications role without competitive tender
20 Aug 2020
Behind Britain’s ‘shock and awe’ Brexit campaign
Michael Gove
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Behind Britain’s ‘shock and awe’ Brexit campaign

Tourists will be warned of higher costs as businesses told to prepare for more paperwork
13 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: is Trump’s re-election campaign ‘toast’?
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Instant Opinion: is Trump’s re-election campaign ‘toast’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 1 July
1 Jul 2020

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What are the arguments to end the coronavirus lockdown?
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What are the arguments to end the coronavirus lockdown?

Cabinet ‘hawks’ and commentators say measures threaten economy and civil liberties
22 Apr 2020
Government ‘asleep at wheel’ in run-up to outbreak
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Government ‘asleep at wheel’ in run-up to outbreak

Damning report says Boris Johnson missed five emergency Cobra meetings and UK shipped protective equipment to China
20 Apr 2020
Are government rifts beginning to show over coronavirus?
Matt Hancock Rishi Sunak
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Are government rifts beginning to show over coronavirus?

NHS and senior cabinet ministers deny reports of infighting at the top
6 Apr 2020
Why the UK is planning coronavirus ‘reckoning’ with China
Michael Gove
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Why the UK is planning coronavirus ‘reckoning’ with China

Tory ministers accused of using Beijing as ‘convenient scapegoat’ to deflect criticism over lack of Covid-19 testing
30 Mar 2020
Michael Gove warns of longer lockdown as death toll rises
Michael Gove
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Michael Gove warns of longer lockdown as death toll rises

Warning comes as experts say it could be up to six months before life returns to ‘normal’
30 Mar 2020
Cabinet fights over ‘designated survivor’ role
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Cabinet fights over ‘designated survivor’ role

Cabinet members jostle for position in event prime minister is taken ill
23 Mar 2020
Unspeakable: five takeaways from John Bercow’s autobiography
John Bercow
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Unspeakable: five takeaways from John Bercow’s autobiography

Controversial former Commons boss says David Cameron is ‘24-carat snob’ and claims Boris Johnson cheats at tennis
5 Feb 2020
Dominic Cummings: the man behind the electoral thumping
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Dominic Cummings: the man behind the electoral thumping

Unelected advisor is Boris Johnson’s key confidant
16 Dec 2019
What next for Scottish independence?
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What next for Scottish independence?

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says indyref2 is ‘democratic right’
16 Dec 2019
General election 2019 latest: Johnson misses climate debate
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General election 2019 latest: Johnson misses climate debate

The Week’s daily round-up of how the election campaign is unfolding
29 Nov 2019
Gove refuses to rule out ignoring law passed to stop no deal
Michael Gove
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Gove refuses to rule out ignoring law passed to stop no deal

Labour says Boris Johnson's Government is becoming ‘an elective dictatorship’
2 Sep 2019
Is the UK ready for no-deal Brexit?
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Is the UK ready for no-deal Brexit?

Government asks businesses for advice on how to prepare for no-deal
14 Aug 2019
Michael Gove says the EU is ‘refusing to negotiate’
Michael Gove
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Michael Gove says the EU is ‘refusing to negotiate’

Minister claims he is ‘deeply saddened’ by EU's position
7 Aug 2019
What is Boris Johnson’s plan for Brexit?
Boris Johnson
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What is Boris Johnson’s plan for Brexit?

New PM refuses to rule out no-deal but insists he can negotiate withdrawal agreement
25 Jul 2019
What Boris Johnson’s cabinet might look like
Boris Johnson
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What Boris Johnson’s cabinet might look like

Tory leadership frontrunner considering shrinking the size of the PM’s top team amid a purge of Remain ministers
2 Jul 2019
Tory leadership contest timeline
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Tory leadership contest timeline

As Hunt and Johnson go head to head in the battle for Number 10, here’s a recap of the election so far
24 Jun 2019
Tory leadership: did Boris campaign engage in dirty tricks?
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove
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Tory leadership: did Boris campaign engage in dirty tricks?

Allegations of dark arts and intimidation as Michael Gove is knocked out
21 Jun 2019
‘Revenge in the air’ as Boris supporters plot against Gove
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove
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‘Revenge in the air’ as Boris supporters plot against Gove

Tory MPs will choose final two candidates in leadership contest today
20 Jun 2019
Does Rory Stewart stand a chance against Boris Johnson?
Rory Stewart
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Does Rory Stewart stand a chance against Boris Johnson?

The international development secretary’s attacks on chief rival in Tory leadership contest are little short of extraordinary
18 Jun 2019
Gove admits he was lucky to avoid jail over cocaine use
Michael Gove
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Gove admits he was lucky to avoid jail over cocaine use

Tory leadership hopeful's confession prompts other candidates to come clean
10 Jun 2019
Michael Gove says 31 October Brexit deadline is ‘arbitrary’
Environment Secretary Michael Gove
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Michael Gove says 31 October Brexit deadline is ‘arbitrary’

Tory leadership hopeful says he would consider short delay if deal was close
6 Jun 2019
Hunt says pursuing no-deal would be ‘suicide’ for Tories
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Hunt says pursuing no-deal would be ‘suicide’ for Tories

Jostling begins in Tory leadership contest with 10 candidates in the race
28 May 2019
Gove promises tougher action on climate change
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Gove promises tougher action on climate change

Environment secretary says teen activist made him feel ‘sense of guilt’ for inaction of older generations
24 Apr 2019
Brexit: The Uncivil War - fiction or fact?
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Brexit: The Uncivil War - fiction or fact?

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Vote Leave mastermind Dominic Cummings in new Channel 4 film
7 Jan 2019
How plastic particles end up in our bodies
Scientists have accidentally created an enzyme capable of eating plastic
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How plastic particles end up in our bodies

International study finds traces of plastics in the faeces of every human tested
23 Oct 2018
Will Chequers plan be abandoned after Brexit?
Michael Gove
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Will Chequers plan be abandoned after Brexit?

Michael Gove says May’s deal is ‘the right one for now’ but could be altered by a future PM
17 Sep 2018
Has Michael Gove backtracked on live animal export ban?
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Has Michael Gove backtracked on live animal export ban?

Labour and animal rights campaigners accuse the Environment Secretary of going back on his promise
13 Sep 2018
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