June 5th, 2014

Gove: I Am Not at War With May

Michael Gove was in a conciliatory mood this morning after receiving an ear-bashing from the PM over his very public falling out with Theresa May. Doorstepped and asked if he is at war with the Home Secretary, he said:

“Certainly not, Theresa May is doing a fantastic job. There’s a lot going on. No, absolutely not. She’s doing a very fine job.”

The dispute is splashed across the papers this morning. The Guardian reports that Dave rounded on the Education Secretary in a meeting at No. 10 yesterday when he admitted being the source for the Times story earlier this week. May’s retaliation came after she got wind of Gove’s lunch with the editor. The Mail takes a look at the relationship between May’s SpAd, Fiona Cunningham, and the Home Office spook who Gove has criticised, Charles Farr. Ben Brogan reports Cunningham came close to being fired for tweeting out May’s letter to Gove yesterday. It’s all smiles from Gove this morning…


  1. 1

    Muslim nut jobs are taking over vast areas of the country, and the best these two morons can come up with is to squabble about who is responsible !

  2. 2
    Vote Blue Go Brown says:

    Go on all you Newark voters!

    Go out and vote for the Bumsex party!

    It’s alimentary all the way.

    The skidmark of history is in your own pants.

  3. 3
    Keyser Snoozey says:


  4. 4
    LibLabCon immigration policy in a nutshell says:

    Correction: “Muslim nutjobs are being given vast areas of the country”.

  5. 5
    Labour Locks British public into all time high energy prices says:

    “UK GAS-Prices hit multi-year lows on oversupply”


    This will mean that lower energy prices will start to trickle through to the domestic consumer.

    And only yesterday Ed Miliband said again that he wanted to freeze energy prices.

    Does ED really want to freeze prices for UK consumers at an all time high? This would be like Gordon selling Britain’s gold at all time lows.

  6. 6
    Mitch says:

    Toby Young’s article => explains it all very well.

    May isn’t fit to be Home Secretary, nevermind being PM.

  7. 7
    And the Smears continue. says:

    It turns out that the lady was on crutches and Nigel as ever was the perfect gentleman.

  8. 8
    Action, not words says:

    Who was responsible is for the inquest. What we need to know now, is that they WILL be taking action and what that action will be.

  9. 9
    Mitch says:

    If she has a genuine leg/foot injury, why is she wearing high heels?

  10. 10

    I stand corrected .

  11. 11
    Vote UKIP says:

    The Hacked off Luvvies would have hissey fits if the recent smearing of UKIP by our media (including the BBC) had happened to them. All credit to Nigel the Libertarian for taking it on the chin and not running to mummy.

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    Logic is lost says:

    You don’t know women then Mitch.

  13. 13
    Bishop, David Laurence - Bus-Pass Elvis Party says:

    May and Gove should shag and make up.

  14. 14
    Here is BBC home service says:

    Paper bags sold for 5p in shop next door.

  15. 15
    Neil Hamilton, UKIP spokesman says:

    Yes I’m sure Nige will be suing The Mirror as soon as he has flown back first class from the 5 star hotel in Malta, once he has collected his paycheck and paid it into his Limited company accounts. It’s not as though there is a bye election today being contested by an ex Tory, UKIP MEP.

    Thank goodness UKIP are different.

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    Don’t forget Dave, May, Gove and Co. are letting in 200,000 net immigrants per year while they are playing this petty Westminster game.

    Approximately that is, as they have no accurate figures because they have totally given up proper Border Controls. The true figure is no doubt substantially higher.

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    Viperous Old Vince says:

    Phew !! Glad to be out of the spotlight this morning.

  18. 18
    Mirror says:

    We’ll print an apology this year, some time, never.

  19. 19
    Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

    Hear ! Hear !

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    Hell Al's Bacon Butties is that Cosher says:

    Is this the same women the press are gushing over as the next leader of the Tories who called her own party the Nasty party? then watched the Liebour party use that against them for 10 years.
    Must have been the biggest own goal in political history

  21. 21
    Dead tree press says:

    Oooooh, look what the Mirror printed today. We’ve helpfully embelished it a bit for our readers, but you don’t need to comment on this fabricated story.

  22. 22
    Here is BBC home service says:

    Politician seen out with a woman after 3:00am, now that is the real news.

  23. 23
    Purple Dogzzz says:

    Fact to be proven – they were walking hand-in-hand
    Fact to be proven – it was 3:42 am

    Just another pathetic attempt at smearing given that the “r@cist” smear didn’t work last time.

  24. 24
    Mitch says:

    Who wears a suit and tie on holiday in summer?

  25. 25
    Taxfodder says:

    The problem is I am afraid Mr Cameron.

    The fact that you can’t control your staff not only points to weak leadership but confirms an inability to preempt bad behavior in the first place.

    Public squabbles among staff in this instance means, contempt for the leader, plain and simple!

    Nature abhors a void…..Rabbits and headlights come to mind…..

    Sack them both!

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    Labour-we'll rub their noses in diversity says:

    Labour are responsible.
    Labour appeased Muslim fundamentalists throughout
    it’s term in office,encouraging them to infiltrate local
    councils,schools, universities and quangos.Anyone who
    dared to object was silenced by accusations of racism.
    Labour also allowed terrorists like Hook-hand and Abu
    FatLardarse to flourish.Labour had 13 years to get those
    murderous scum extradited,but it was left to the Tories
    to sort out.

  27. 27
    Boom boom says:

    This attempted smear story hasn’t a leg to stand on

  28. 28
    Toilet Paper Magazine says:

    It is all smears, isn’t it! ;-)

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    It’s all getting a bit NASTY methinks.

  30. 30

    Manufactured row between the two most popular ministers devised to show Dave “in a commanding role”.

    What a fucking hoot!

    Vote UKIP and vote often! :-D

  31. 31
    The Thick of It says:

    A little Cunningham May go Farr

  32. 32
    BBC News and EU Propaganda Unit says:

    By-election,what by-election?

    We won’t be mentioning this crunch vote-
    especially if UKIP do well.
    We’ll just concentrate on plugging our piss-
    poor programmes.

  33. 33
    Hugh Janus says:

    Dumb and Dumber in the sack? That is an image that will infest my mind and induce regular bouts of panic and nausea for the rest of the day…..

  34. 34
    Daily Express Editor says:

    I’m sorry UKIP, don’t read the mirror. It will invent stories you wont like. Read my paper, I’ll invent the stories you do like.

    British Newspapers inventing stories since the invention of the printing press.

    Don’t cry now bitch’s.

  35. 35
    Need a passport says:

    I am more interested in the England team’s passport numbers


  36. 36
    Two Red Eds says:

    Absolutely sack them all.

    Vote for the Posh Boys in red ties, don’t vote for the Orange, Purple, Green or Blue Posh boys.

  37. 37
    Bishop, David Laurence - Bus-Pass Elvis Party says:

    Michael Gove “smiling like an idiot”. One can only imagine what that must look like :(

  38. 38
    Purple Dogzzz says:

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    Extreme Expert says:

  40. 40
    The Growler says:

    The Tories under Dave known as the Great have had control for 4 years, and there seem to be more of them than ever

  41. 41
    JH32624524523432 says:

    Anyone got an issue with the Conservatives fighting over who can be hardest on the Islámic cancer in our midst?

    Nope, me neither.

    Let’s see who can introduce the term ‘mass deportations’ into the mix first. Big brownie points on offer here.

  42. 42
    Socialism is theft says:

    And the winner of the Newark by-election is:


  43. 43
    Hugh Knowet-Maykesenz says:

    Best vote UKIP and put these clowns out to pasture.

  44. 44
    Val Letter says:

    It may surprise you 99.999 % of people in Malta are not on holiday and neither is Farage.

  45. 45
    The bumsex and indigenous population replacement party says:

    Even the lefty shit rags spin for us now.

  46. 46
    EU fascists says:

    Under EU diktat No.62,894-
    You cannot deport anyone.

  47. 47
    Anon. says:

  48. 48
    Vote UKIP for a stiff-upper lip says:

    “Who wears a suit and tie on holiday in summer?”

    A British gentleman.

    Anyway, tt’s a jolly nice blazer, not a suit.

  49. 49
    Socialism is theft says:

    Imagine if say, the Greens had had the same kind of smears aimed against them. Such as their hypocrisy in telling people not to waste gas, electricity and petrol while roaming around Britain protesting about things like fracking. Or their stupid logic in welcoming mass immigration which by definition must cause much more stress on things like roads, housing, energy use, water use, sewage, etc.

    Nutters the bloody lot of them yet where is this truth of this in the media?

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    How many lone females get attacked every year? Farage does the right thing and gets smeared.

  51. 51
    The Growler says:

    It’s all about the underlings jockeying for position with brief ings and counter briefings, seeing what they think is the weakening of Dave Boy, this something Dave will have to sort out, or he and his party will become a laughing stock. Gove was a naughty little boy running to his for former employers and briefing them on internal squabbling in the cabinet, since when did the Murdoch organisation comprise a branch of government.

  52. 52
    The Growler says:

    The price per unit will come down so the standing charge will ramp up

  53. 53
    UKIP's last Libertarian says:

    Exactly who outside of the Tory Party Faithful likes Gove???

    I mean seriously, he’s like Ed Miliband but in a Blue Jacket. A complete and utter moron.

    How many of nations Educational institutions have been slipped into private control because of this man. What annoys me is that it has slipped into Private control, rather than being sold into Private control.

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    “Terror split Tories”
    More like a paradox of politics? A cleric spouting codswallop is the same as a political procrastinator. As both ideologies can be reduced to rubble if confronted by simple questions. Full of logical consistences, they only survive by evading open debate.

  55. 55
    Socialism is theft says:

    The trouble is the Tories (like Labour and the Lib Dems) are all talk and no poke. It doesn’t matter whether it is dealing with potential terrorists or terrorist factories or immigration or the EU, they will talk and then do nothing. And they will do nothing because all the power has been drained out of Westminster and siphoned into the Brussels piss pot. It is known.

    So why not tell the people this truth? Because if they do then none of their sheep will vote for them again.

  56. 56
    Mitch says:

    The population of Malta is 400k, so there are also 4 people there on holiday?

    OK – I amend: Who wears a suit and tie in Malta in the summer?

  57. 57

    It at least proves Farage is not an arsehole monkey !!!!!!

  58. 58
    BBC says:

    You won’t find the truth of this on our channels. We like nothing better than allowing green moron to pontificate on these issues.

  59. 59
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    My Grannie told me never to trust women who wear crocodile shoes or carry crocodile handbags.

    Say no more.

  60. 60
    Daily Smearer says:

    We never let the truth get in the way of a smear-
    especially if it’s against Farage and UKIP.

  61. 61
    F S Trueman says:

    If Michael Gove thinks Theresa May is doing a ” fantastic” job he is dafter than he looks.

  62. 62
    Fidel Castro says:

    If you want “poke” perhaps you shold be looking to bring back Cecil Parkinson.

  63. 63
    Pub Landlord says:

    He doesn’t think she’s doing a fantastic job it’s just the usual political platitudes and self-serving nonsense. Dumb Tory loyalists seriously believe May is their best chance! She aint no Maggie she’s not even Edwina Currie!

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  65. 65
    Joe Bloggs. says:

    BBC Radio 4 Toady Programme had Hazel Blears on this morning explaining how good the Labour government had been at working at “Muslim grass root level”; conveniently forgetting, (and of as a matter of course the BBC not reminding her) that they only did this to get Muslim votes, certainly not to identify and monitor radical Islam.
    London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Burnley come to mind on this educational assault, so where is MI5?

  66. 66
    Big Momma says:

    Hacked Off keep running to Auntie Beeb as they know it is a cesspool of bias, and so will support them.

  67. 67
    Big Momma says:

    The main point he is with a WOMAN.
    Not too many UK politicians’ seen this way now due to the dearth of any type of macho man.

  68. 68
    Daily Mirror - Don' Let the Truth get in the way of a good story. says:

    We have taken a look at ourselves in the mirror this morning, and even we do not like what we see.

  69. 69
    NHS UK says:

    You will get no treatment from us for your obvious serious condition.
    You will need to show your other face – the good one, if you have one?

  70. 70
    Economic and Criminal Immigrants Worldwide. says:

    We can’t wait for Labour to get into power in the UK so we can ALL visit you and be well paid there from the famous and unique Labour Money Tree.

  71. 71
    Seekum. says:

    Best place to hide from the media Vince is in an old age pensioner’s club.
    You will fit in beautifully there, though I suspect your memory will let you down if you try to play bridge or chess etc.

  72. 72
    Two Ed's are NOT better than one. says:

    Totally agree with the sacking of both of these Nasty Tory ministers.
    The problem is they are quite capable, and they tend to show us up.
    We are experts on the current dire condition of our country and its many problems, mainly because we caused all of them.

  73. 73
    Bantu in the bush. says:

    My mummy told me never to trust crocodiles.
    Don’t need to go to Wales to know that.

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Has Hazel paid her Council Tax yet?

  75. 75

    “Certainly not, Theresa May is doing a fantastic job. There’s a lot going on. No, absolutely not. She’s doing a very fine job.”

    And you must read nothing into the fact you see me holding this female genital mutilation scalpel handed me this morning by an eminent Nigerian surgeon in this field.

    I collect these as a hobby reflecting my interest in global butchery practices through the ages l

  76. 76

    “alimentary ” bumsex party ?

    Does that mean they are bottom feeders ?

  77. 77

    Labour locks etc … you are ” conflating ” the two issues of frozen high energy prices and flog -off gold at rock bottom rates within an abstract (New) Labour paradigm .

    You are doing so ……. quite correctly !

  78. 78

    Even if there was something in it so what ?

    Two consensual adults

    Damn fine looking couple

    Both presumably hetero .

    Free country . Not illegal ( life being nasty brutish and short etc )

    I know it s not out of the leftie politically correct songbook but it s been happening since Year One and if it hadn t ….none of us would be here !

  79. 79

    ….and this is Alvar Liddell reading it .

  80. 80
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Kevin Maguire – at his lowest desperate ebb. The Mirro have form for rigging up photos … !raq.

  81. 81
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    The biggest own goal in political history was perpetrated by Blair, Campbell, Hoon, Straw, Powell, Adonis, Mandlescum, Byers, and a few others !raq and the cover up down in the woods – all of it aided and abetted by the legal fraternity and a poxy press.

  82. 82
    Green and Pleasant says:

    Strange but true:

    The UK Greens originally (when they were the Ecology Party) quite rightly opposed mass immigration, in view of its impact on the environment.

    Currently one permanent immigrant translates into at least 2 people within ten years. This is why our population is going up about 10 million per decade.

  83. 83
    Me says:

    Gove= turd…. May (don’t like her much) but she is right here.

  84. 84
    Green and Pleasant says:

    According to the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement: “sharia is incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy”


    Why we compromise even one inch with it, I don’t know…or rather I suspect it is funk, fear and amoral calculation that result in all its appeasement.

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