Catty Cabinet Clash

While Liam Fox vs. No. 10 may be the more high-profile simmering cabinet tension, it is no secret that Michael Gove and Andrew Lansley despise each other. This is no new feud, there was talk of a muttered “see you next Tuesday” from Lansley after a Shadow Cabinet meeting a few years back and both men are equally contemptuous of the other’s ability and intellect.

After the recent bad few weeks Gove has had, taking quite a battering and generally looking glum, there is apparently one smiling, happy, ring-fenced, Secretary of State reaffirming his predictions of “I told you so”. Yes, Guido hears Lansley is positively beaming every time he has the opportunity to preach to the odd MP that he always knew Gove would be a disaster…




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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”

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