michael gove

  • November 10, 2017

    Campaigners have welcomed Michael Gove's decision to back tougher restrictions on the use of bee-harming pesticides, saying the scientific evidence for a complete ban is overwhelming.

  • August 15, 2017

    Calls for Michael Gove to support a ban as new research suggests that use of neonicotinoid pesticides could lead to the extinction of bumblebees. 

  • June 22, 2015

    In a speech at the Legatum Institute in London today, UK Justice Secretary Michael Gove said the justice system fails the poorest and that he planned to “review” cuts to legal aid.

  • July 4, 2013

    Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, praised church schools at a seminar at Lambeth Palace on 3 July and urged the Church of England to open new schools.

  • May 13, 2013

    As Michael Gove joins Iain Duncan Smith and David Cameron in misusing and misrepresenting facts for his own purposes, Jill Segger argues that politicans have taken another step towards destruction of the trust which is essential if our common democratic life is to thrive.

  • April 25, 2013

    The Department for Education and Skills appears to be channelling for some of Charles Dicken's more grotesque characters. Gradgrind Gove has long been preaching his gospel of 'facts' and rote learning. Now he has decided that children and teachers are not working hard enough and has called for longer school days and shorter holidays. His sidekick M'Choakumchild Truss, not to be outdone in ensuring that our youngest citizens should not be permitted to slack, has this week criticised nurseries which allow toddlers to “run around with no sense of purpose.”

  • December 14, 2012
  • December 14, 2012

    Michael Gove's £2 million programme to place former service personnel in British schools has been roundly criticised by faith, peace and civic groups.

  • September 20, 2012

    The Bishop of Oxford has written to Michael Gove for reassurances that changes to GCSEs will not further disadvantage students from poorer backgrounds.

  • March 28, 2011

    Untruth is not always communicated in outright lies. There is a type of blinkered misapprehension which presents misleading and inauthentic concepts. None of us are immune to this failing and all of us need to keep it under informed scrutiny. But it often seems to come to the fore in politicians in a manner which does at the very least, raise questions as to their judgement and credibility.