Michael Gove

Europe’s Revival Is At Hand, Thanks To Brexit

The Continent has always prospered when the liberal nation state has thrived. It now has the chance to live up to its finest traditions

The Coalition We Need To Defeat Islamism

The central challenge of our times is to build an alliance of thinkers and activists to overcome the ideas behind the global terrorist threat

Brexit Would Save Us And Set Europe An Example

Cameron’s deal, like the first Mrs Rochester, is an early mistake: it gives away our veto. By leaving the EU, we will regain control of our future  

Dizzy’s Wizardry (Boris, Take Note)

Douglas Hurd and Edward Young’s witty and original biography of the former prime minister presents him as a master of self-aggrandisement

‘Please Sir, I Just Want to Learn More’

The Education Secretary wants every child to have the chance to climb the ladder, just as he did — hence his reforms will go ahead

Fundamental Flaw

Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom by Bruce Bawer

Remember What Hamas Stand For

‘While history can tell us a great deal about the evil ideology can wreak, sadly the power of ideology is far from being history’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"