Michael Gove


post 18 May 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Queen's Speech - Referendum Truce? No Chance

The plan had been to hold this Queen's Speech after the referendum on the EU but the government felt there was a danger it would look like it had nothing to do.

post 16 May 2016
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Violence and disorder rising in prisons

The safety of prisons in England and Wales is getting worse, with deaths, self-harm, violence and disorder continuing to rise.

article 19 April 2016 UK
EU referendum: Gove attacks Remain's 'bogeymen' tactics

Justice Secretary Michael Gove accuses the Remain campaign of treating voters like children and trying to scare them into voting to stay in the EU in June's referendum.

post 01 March 2016
Read more on Simon Israel's blog New figures on prison violence

The scale of prison violence has emerged from new figures which show riot squads were called into jails on a daily basis last year.

article 24 February 2016 UK
Michael Gove (Reuters)
Cameron's EU deal challenged by Gove

The renegotiation deal David Cameron struck with other EU leaders is not legally binding, according to his cabinet colleague and friend Michael Gove.

post 08 February 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Michael Gove: in the clink and on the referendum brink

Michael Gove defends the prison reforms on Channel 4 News tonight and tries to sell them to inmates at The Mount prison outside Hemel Hempstead.

post 17 July 2015
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Gove to focus on prison education as way of reducing reoffending

In his first speech on prisons as justice secretary, Michael Gove will today promote education as a way of cutting reoffending rates. But there will be no mention of overcrowding.

article 15 July 2015 UK
Probation officers picket line
Barristers vote to back legal aid protest

The Criminal Bar Association in England and Wales votes to support solicitors who are on strike over Government cuts to legal aid.

article 15 May 2015 UK
Justice Secretary Michael Gove (Reuters)
Can Gove push through plan to scrap human rights act?

Justice Secretary Michael Gove could face opposition from Conservative MP David Davis to government plans to scrap the human rights act. And the SNP's Alex Salmond has described the plan as "insane".