Michael Gove

Is Gove right to bar electric shock collars for dogs
Michael Gove, Dog
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Is Gove right to bar electric shock collars for dogs

Activists welcome the ban on electrified training devices in England, but others accuse Environment Secretary of a policy U-turn
28 Aug 2018
What is Lucy’s Law?
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What is Lucy’s Law?

Pet shops and dealers in England to be banned from selling puppies and kittens
23 Aug 2018
Replace Theresa May with Michael Gove, says top Tory donor
Michael Gove
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Replace Theresa May with Michael Gove, says top Tory donor

Environment Secretary emerging as frontrunner to succeed prime minister and unite Tories
4 Jun 2018
Government to tax single-use glass and plastic bottles
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Government to tax single-use glass and plastic bottles

Consumers in England would be have their deposit returned if they recycle containers
28 Mar 2018
Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘brought to tears’ by Johnson comments
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
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Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘brought to tears’ by Johnson comments

British mother imprisoned in Iran desperate following Foreign Secretary’s gaffe
13 Nov 2017
Theresa May ‘on the brink’ as 40 Tories say she must go
Theresa May is being 'held hostage' by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove
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Theresa May ‘on the brink’ as 40 Tories say she must go

Prime Minister is being ‘held hostage’ by cabinet heavyweights and EU negotiators
13 Nov 2017
Did Gove try to stop schools teaching about climate
Michael Gove arrives in Downing Street
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Did Gove try to stop schools teaching about climate

Campaigners are concerned about the new Environment Secretary's green credentials, but do they have just cause?
13 Jun 2017
Doctors call on Tories to pledge £350m a week for NHS
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Doctors call on Tories to pledge £350m a week for NHS

Open letter to Conservative Party argues Brexit campaign promise must be upheld
17 May 2017
Will the Human Rights Act be scrapped?
Liz Truss
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Will the Human Rights Act be scrapped?

'British Bill of Rights' put on hold until Brexit arrangements are confirmed
25 Jan 2017
#GoveBeard: The best Michael Gove beard memes
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#GoveBeard: The best Michael Gove beard memes

Former justice secretary's elusive facial hair prompts Twitter users to get creative
17 Aug 2016
EU referendum debate: Who won at Wembley?
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EU referendum debate: Who won at Wembley?

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson emerges as star of 'tetchy' but inconclusive debate
22 Jun 2016
Withdrawal from Saudi prisons deal 'widens Cabinet rift'
David Cameron with Prince Khalid bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz
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Withdrawal from Saudi prisons deal 'widens Cabinet rift'

Gove and May dispute reportedly reignited over £5.9m contract to train Saudi prison officers
14 Oct 2015
Gove: Prisoners who study should be up for early release
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Gove: Prisoners who study should be up for early release

Justice secretary to outline plans to overhaul the prison education system in order to reduce reoffending
17 Jul 2015
Gove attacks legal system for 'failing' vulnerable victims
Michael Gove leaves Downing St after losing job as Eductation Secretary
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Gove attacks legal system for 'failing' vulnerable victims

Poorest in society are 'at the mercy of this creaking and dysfunctional system', says Justice Secretary
23 Jun 2015
Human rights row: Cameron splits with Gove and May
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Human rights row: Cameron splits with Gove and May

Tory cabinet suffers first post-election split while Yvette Cooper turns on Labour rivals
1 Jun 2015
Why Cameron was smiling as Nicola attacked Ed
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Why Cameron was smiling as Nicola attacked Ed

The more seats the SNP can take from the Labour, the better the chances of Cameron remaining PM
3 Apr 2015
Tories auction Theresa May shoe shopping and tea with Boris
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Tories auction Theresa May shoe shopping and tea with Boris

Conservative bigwigs and extravagant holidays sold off to the super-rich at party election fundraiser
10 Feb 2015
Stop ‘unfair’ attacks on Ed Miliband, urges Tory Gove
The Mole
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Stop ‘unfair’ attacks on Ed Miliband, urges Tory Gove

Labour high command will be flabbergasted by his honesty: will he now come to Clegg’s defence?
6 Feb 2015
Cameron’s mummy problem: will war on mediocre schools help?
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Cameron’s mummy problem: will war on mediocre schools help?

But PM's line on academies and Three Rs comes straight from Gove – who proved ‘toxic’ with mums
2 Feb 2015
IN TUNE: Six politicians who think they can sing
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IN TUNE: Six politicians who think they can sing

Norman Baker wants to focus on his band The Reform Club, but he’s not the only pop star politician
4 Nov 2014
TORY TALKS: Can Cameron halt rebellion?
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TORY TALKS: Can Cameron halt rebellion?

After promising Scotland more powers, PM needs to reach a fair constitutional settlement for UK
22 Sep 2014
Rising anti-Semitism in Europe 'cannot be ignored'
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Rising anti-Semitism in Europe 'cannot be ignored'

Michael Gove urges British people to speak out against wave of anti-Jewish sentiment sweeping the continent
11 Sep 2014
Free school meals for infants: are schools ready?
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Free school meals for infants: are schools ready?

Scheme will create a 'level playing field' among pupils, but others argue the money could have been better spent
2 Sep 2014
Adam Walker: banned teacher becomes new BNP leader
New leader of the British National Party Adam Walker
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Adam Walker: banned teacher becomes new BNP leader

Incoming BNP leader Adam Walker received a suspended jail sentence and a lifetime ban from teaching
22 Jul 2014
Shabby reshuffle: promotion for women - or just an insult?
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Shabby reshuffle: promotion for women - or just an insult?

Senior Tory peer furious at lack of Cabinet rank for Lady Stowell: and Mrs Gove isn't impressed either
17 Jul 2014
CHESSHYRE: Cabinet shake-up a "reshuffle of the bland"
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CHESSHYRE: Cabinet shake-up a "reshuffle of the bland"

Few politicians today have had real, demanding jobs before entering politics – and it shows
16 Jul 2014
Cabinet reshuffle: Michael Gove loses Education post
Michael Gove leaves Downing St after losing job as Eductation Secretary
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Cabinet reshuffle: Michael Gove loses Education post

Cull of 'pale, male and stale' Tories makes room for women in largest reshuffle to date
15 Jul 2014
Day of the long knives: why Michael Gove had to go
Education Secretary Michael Gove is called in to Downing Street
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Day of the long knives: why Michael Gove had to go

Cameron gives government a feminine makeover in an effort to win the 2015 general election
15 Jul 2014
Gove v May row beats plastic bags and pensions for interest
The Mole
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Gove v May row beats plastic bags and pensions for interest

While BBC man adds spice to the row by alleging an affair between two officials involved
4 Jun 2014
Ann Maguire: stabbed teacher was 'heart of the school'
Murdered school teacher Ann Maguire
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Ann Maguire: stabbed teacher was 'heart of the school'

Suspect described as a high-achieving, middle-class schoolboy who had become increasingly withdrawn
29 Apr 2014
Michael Gove pledges longer school days amid Ofsted row
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Michael Gove pledges longer school days amid Ofsted row

As Tory donor is tipped to replace Labour Ofsted chair, talk grows of 'full-blown' conflict in government
3 Feb 2014
GOVE ROW: Do his critics under-estimate him?
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GOVE ROW: Do his critics under-estimate him?

Write out 100 times: for every parent who dislikes his Thatcherite tone, there’s another who agrees about the Three Rs
3 Feb 2014
Michael Gove should not surround himself with yes men
Michael Gove
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Michael Gove should not surround himself with yes men

The Education Secretary must stop fighting 'The Blob' and listen to education experts, says Sir David Bell
3 Feb 2014
WW1 DEBATE: Baldrick hits back at Michael Gove
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WW1 DEBATE: Baldrick hits back at Michael Gove

World War One rumpus rumbles on as Sir Tony Robinson accuses Gove of ‘slagging off teachers’
6 Jan 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 2 Jul 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 2 Jul 2013

2 Jul 2013
THE MOLE: Tory discipline breaks down over EU
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THE MOLE: Tory discipline breaks down over EU

Gove's PPS says he'll vote for rebel amendment while David Davis throws champagne party for Mad Nad
13 May 2013