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Michael Gove

British Conservative politician

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Michael Gove: British Conservative politician
Michael Andrew Gove is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster since 2019 and Minister for the Cabinet Office 2020. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Surrey Heath since 2005. Gove served as Education Secretary from 2010 to 2014, Justice Secretary from 2015 to 2016 and Environment Secretary from 2017 to 2019. He has twice run to become Leader of the Conservative Party, in 2016 and 2019, finishing in third place on both occasions.

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Theresa May interrogates Michael Gove over new national security adviser appointment [Video]

Theresa May interrogates Michael Gove over new national security adviser appointment

Former prime minister Theresa May clashes with Michael Gove in the House of Commons, over the decision for the next national security adviser (NSA) to be a political appointee, rather than a civil..

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Michael Gove puts pressure on EU over trade deal [Video]

Michael Gove puts pressure on EU over trade deal

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has urged the EU to relax some of their red lines as the UK hopes to thrash out a free trade deal.

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Gove: UK leaving Brexit transition period on December 31 [Video]

Gove: UK leaving Brexit transition period on December 31

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove says he has confirmed to the EU the UK will not extend the Brexit transition period, adding it provided "clarity and certainty" to businesses. Report by Alibhaiz...

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UK to backtrack on plan to introduce full border checks with EU from January 1 [Video]

UK to backtrack on plan to introduce full border checks with EU from January 1

The Government is expected to backtrack on its plan to introduce full border checks with the EU from January 1 over fears of the economic impact of coronavirus. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove is..

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Michael Gove has driven 'on occasion' to test eyesight [Video]

Michael Gove has driven 'on occasion' to test eyesight

Michael Gove told LBC he had driven to check his eyesight, but he was "not an authority of driving" as it had taken him seven times to pass his test. When Nick Ferrari put it to Cabinet Minister..

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Gove: Cummings' actions "consistent with guidelines" [Video]

Gove: Cummings' actions "consistent with guidelines"

Michael Gove has defended Dominic Cummings' actions, stating they were "consistent with guidelines". Mr Gove further explained that while some government guidance was "very firm and clear", the rest..

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Retail restrictions to ease from 15th June [Video]

Retail restrictions to ease from 15th June

Michael Gove has said that opening non-essential shops in a "safe and considered way" will allow people to "get back to something closer to normal". Mr Gove clarified that the government would "pause..

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'You're better than that' - Gove interrupted while attacking Labour's Brexit stance [Video]

'You're better than that' - Gove interrupted while attacking Labour's Brexit stance

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove took aim at Labour's policy on Brexit, suggesting that there remains uncertainty over the party's position, responding to a question from his counterpart Rachel..

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Gove accuses EU of ideological approach to negotiations [Video]

Gove accuses EU of ideological approach to negotiations

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has accused the European Union of an ‘ideological’ approach to Brexit negotiations – saying it wants the UK to ‘obey the rules of their club’ even though..

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'Big, philosophical difference' in Brexit talks - UK minister [Video]

'Big, philosophical difference' in Brexit talks - UK minister

British government minister Michael Gove has said there is still a post-Brexit trade deal to be done with the European Union despite both sides giving downbeat assessments on the latest round o talks...

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Michael Gove says schools safe to reopen [Video]

Michael Gove says schools safe to reopen

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has defended the Government’s plans to begin reopening primary schools in England from next month, but added they can't eliminate all risk He said measures were..

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'Veil of secrecy': Brexit committee says government denying MPs access to key decision-making details

European Scrutiny Committee writes to Michael Gove demanding transparency on EU/UK Joint Committee
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Brexit: Michael Gove says border controls in Boris Johnson's deal shouldn't be implemented as they will anger unionists

Cabinet office minister says EU's 'maximalist' approach to implementing the withdrawal agreement would endanger deal
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British government hopeful of securing deal with EU: Gove

Britain's government is hopeful it can secure a deal with the European Union to cover their future relationship, cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Wednesday, describing politics as the main..
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Forget propping up the bar in the pub for a bit, UK's Gove says

Opening up pubs, restaurants and bars after the coronavirus lockdown is difficult and so there will be no standing at the bar in pubs for a long time, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said on..
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Coronavirus: Michael Gove claims Dominic Cummings 'wise' to drive to Barnard Castle to test eyesight

Gove insists that PM's scandal-hit chief aide had broken no rules
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UK's Gove defends PM's adviser Cummings: he's a man of honour and integrity

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings acted reasonably by travelling to northern England during the coronavirus lockdown and is a man of integrity, Cabinet Office..
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UK tells the EU to budge on free trade deal: Gove says

The United Kingdom wants a Brexit free trade deal but there are significant differences with the European Union because it does not seem to understand that it is negotiating with a sovereign state,..
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Michael Gove contradicts himself moments after 'guaranteeing' teachers will be safe at school

Michael Gove today admitted that there was no way of being certain teachers and children will not catch coronavirus if they return to the classroom - just moments after claiming he could "guarantee"..
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Brexit: UK may accept tariffs on goods to strike trade deal with EU, Michael Gove says

Cabinet office minister drops 'no compromise' stance, saying: 'If that is the price that we have to pay, then there we go'
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Coronavirus: What will UK workplaces look like after lockdown?

'Until we have a vaccine we are going to have to live with some constraint because of the nature of the virus,' says Michael Gove
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Britain to trial new coronavirus tracing system

Britain will trial a new coronavirus tracing programme next week on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England, cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Sunday as the government looks at how..
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Coronavirus deaths in UK rise by 315 over 24 hours to 28,446

The nation's coronavirus death toll has risen by 315, Michael Gove has confirmed - bringing the total number of recorded fatalities in the country to 28,446. The figures come after a drive to increase..
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Coronavirus lockdown restrictions could be lifted first in Britain's islands as test for rest of country, Michael Gove says

Jobs involving outdoor work could also be early beneficiaries
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UK's Gove says odds are in favour of EU deal but fishing a sticking point

British Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on Monday the odds were in favour of Britain striking a deal with the European Union on a future relationship this year, but fishing rights were a..
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Brexit talks can still be done within agreed timescale, UK minister says

Talks to strike a deal on a post-Brexit relationship between Britain and the European Union can still be concluded within the agreed timescale, British Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on..
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EU has had to 'set aside principles' during coronavirus outbreak, claims Michael Gove

Cabinet minister promises legal text for EU free trade agreement in 'matter of weeks'
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Coronavirus: Government was warned last year that it needed an action plan to deal with a pandemic, says leaked report

Labour brands revelations 'alarming' and calls for Michael Gove to be hauled before MPs
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Coronavirus: Michael Gove backs public debate over lifting of UK lockdown

Pubs and restaurants among the last to re-open
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Lifting lockdown requires balanced judgement - Gove

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove says reports schools could reopen on 11 May are "not true".
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Coronavirus: No10 defends test for Michael Gove's daughter as NHS staff forced to wait

Senior minister was self isolating after his daughter showed Covid-19 symptoms
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UK minister Gove is self isolating as family member has COVID-19 symptoms

British Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday he was self isolating because a member of his family is displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
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UK foreign minister Raab in charge, will decide on lockdown measures: Gove

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will run the country while Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care and any decision on lifting coronavirus lockdown restrictions won't be delayed,..
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UK PM Johnson is not on a ventilator but had oxygen support, minister says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not on a ventilator but has had some oxygen support and if his condition changes the government will make an official statement, Cabinet Office Minister Michael..
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British PM Johnson still in intensive care, cabinet office minister says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still in intensive care but his team are working together to fight the coronavirus outbreak, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.
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Boris Johnson received oxygen but is not on ventilator in intensive care, Michael Gove says

The cabinet – not Dominic Raab alone – will make key decisions while prime minister is stricken, he insists
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Coronavirus: Michael Gove condemns conspiracy theories about 5G and Covid-19 as 'dangerous nonsense' after masts damaged

'I'm absolutely outraged, absolutely disgusted, that people would be taking action against the very infrastructure that we need to respond to this health emergency,' says NHS official
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UK extends condolences to family of 5-year-old who died from coronavirus

British Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said his thoughts went out to the family of a 5-year-old child who died in hospital after being infected with the novel coronavirus.
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Britain secures 300 new ventilators from China

Britain took delivery of 300 ventilators from China on Saturday and more will start being produced soon by a consortium of aerospace, engineering and Formula One teams, Cabinet Office minister Michael..
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Coronavirus: New UK-built ventilators to be available for NHS from next week, government announces

New UK-built ventilators to treat coronavirus patients will be available for use in the NHS from next week, Michael Gove has announced.
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Coronavirus: Michael Gove blames China for failing to stop spread of Covid-19

Ministers accused of 'feeble excuses' for their own mistakes – and even of putting Chinese people in the UK at risk
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Strict UK measures could last 'significant period'

The date the virus peaks will depend on how people behave, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove says.
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UK should be prepared for significant period of coronavirus lockdown

Britons should be prepared for a significant period in lockdown as the government tries to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, senior minister Michael Gove said on Sunday.
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Coronavirus: Government admits impossible to predict when lockdown will end

'I wish I could predict when this will end', Michael Gove says - signalling likely extension to planned three weeks of restrictions
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UK government 'very concerned' after coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,000

The British government is "very concerned" following the latest figures which show more than 1,000 people had died after testing positive for coronavirus, senior minister Michael Gove said on Sunday.
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British ministers won't be tested for virus unless they show symptoms - Gove

Boris Johnson's top team of ministers won't be tested for coronavirus unless they show symptoms, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on Friday, after the British Prime Minister and his health..
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Britain to increase coronavirus tests for frontline workers: Gove

Britain is boosting the number of coronavirus tests available to frontline workers, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on Friday, with new capacity being rolled out immediately and increasing..
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Coronavirus: Michael Gove apologises after wrongly claiming children of separated parents should not move between households

'To confirm – while children should not normally be moving between households, we recognise that this may be necessary when children who are under 18 move between separate parents,' minister..
Independent - Published

Action too late? UK's Gove says people must do everything possible now

History would judge whether Britain had acted too slowly to stop the spread of the coronavirus but the important thing now was to follow new restrictions, senior minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

UK could strengthen punishment for flouting coronavirus measures, Gove says

Britain could introduce stronger measures than 30 pound fixed penalty fines for people who flout new restrictions announced on Monday to slow the spread of coronavirus, Cabinet Office minister Michael..
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Michael Gove accidentally pours water over his phone while grinning at his own joke

Conservative MP rains on his own parade after accusation his argument doesn't hold water
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Coronavirus: Brexit trade talks set be shelved due to outbreak, Michael Gove reveals

The next round of post-Brexit trade talks is likely to be shelved because of the coronavirus crisis, Michael Gove has revealed.
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson launches inquiry into interior minister bullying allegations

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked officials to "establish the facts" by launching an inquiry into allegations of bullying against interior minister Priti Patel, senior minister Michael..
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Boris Johnson's 'oven ready' Brexit is going nowhere near the oven

It fell to Michael Gove to explain that the 'oven ready' Brexit has already been scraped into the bin
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Senior UK minister Gove: We will not trade away our sovereignty in EU deal

Britain will not trade away its sovereignty in pursuit of a trade deal with the European Union, senior minister Michael Gove told parliament on Thursday.
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Michael Gove admits Brexit will bring years of confusion at borders as trade checks imposed

Realities of leaving single market and customs union revealed to businesses - after controversy ducked during election campaign
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Anger as Michael Gove claims UK doesn't 'need' post-Brexit trade deal with EU

Boris Johnson insisted no-deal risk was 'absolutely zero' - but his key ally now says it is 'a matter of preference'
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Former environment secretary Michael Gove criticised for using plane for 150-mile trip to Cardiff

'It shows just how much ministers are failing on transport and climate,' says environmental group
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