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".

article 14 April 2015 UK
Michael Gove
Jon Snow by Michael Gove: Tories' 'win-win-win' policy on housing

On the day the Conservatives launch their manifesto, the Tory chief whip tells Channel 4 News that money from council house sales will be used to build more homes and transform brownfield land.

post 17 March 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: David Cameron's broken promises

What David Cameron said would happen before the last election - and what really happened.

article 24 February 2015 UK
Gove dodges question on Rifkind resignation

Conservative party chief whip Michael Gove slips past a question from Gary Gibbon on whether he was behind Sir Malcolm Rifkind's decision to step down over the "cash for access" scandal.

video 01 February 2015 UK

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Have Gove's education measures been 'watered down?' - video

Cathy Newman tests education minister Nick Gibb on his numeracy, after Nicky Morgan proposed new measures for schoolchildren. He denies that plans for more rigorous testing have been "watered down".

video 21 November 2014 UK

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Michael Gove 'chipper' after Rochester loss - video

Michael Gove remains convinced there will be no more defections to Ukip - and once again channels Catherine Tate, saying he's "not bovvered" about losing the Rochester by-election.