Conservative chief whip Michael Gove has hit back at Ukip claims that two MPs are on the verge of joining Nigel Farage, saying he is “absolutely 100%” sure there will be no more defections in the wake of the Rochester & Strood byelection.
The Liberal Democrats have demanded an official investigation into reports that an adviser to home secretary Theresa May called Nick Clegg a wanker.
A-Level results day will prove an extremely stressful occasion for many students but the new exam system will not relieve this pressure
It was the job he had always craved, under the prime minister he had backed from the very beginning. But last week Michael Gove was relieved from command of England's schools, and shunted to the parliamentary backwater of the whip's office. David Cameron's old friend simply had to go after starting one too many fights.
Michael Gove has been demoted from his dream post as a radical education secretary to a lower role of chief whip, as David Cameron attempts to neutralise the Tories' increasingly toxic relations with the teaching profession.
Michael Gove has further extended his policies over schools to encompass food served in the cafeteria.
David Cameron has been accused by union leaders of being a "Bullingdon bully" after he vowed that the Conservative election manifesto would tighten the screw on strike laws in response to what he regards as Thursday's illegitimate mass walkout of up to 1 million public-sector workers.
'Inconsistency," Michael Gove declared during education questions, "thy name is Tristram." The education secretary couldn't have been more wrong.
Michael Gove, the education secretary, is facing another political row after a close ally and former special adviser made searing personal criticisms of David Cameron.