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Michael Gove on manoeuvres

19 April 2018

11:15 AM

19 April 2018

11:15 AM

When Liz Truss gave the keynote speech at the launch of new Conservative think tank Freer, one attendee mused to Mr S that they ‘couldn’t help but wonder whether I was actually attending Truss’s leadership launch’.

But if Truss is seen to be on manoeuvres as a result, then Michael Gove must be the on steroids version. The Environment Secretary is down to launch not one but two new Conservative think tanks. After taking on a role with Freer, Gove is now scheduled to give addresses at the launch next month of both the Centre for Policy Studies’ New Generation project and former No 10-er Will Tanner’s Onward.


As Tim Shipman joked at the WPI Strategy spring party last night, perhaps one of the first research projects could be along the lines of: ‘if you stabbed a colleague in the back, will your colleagues ever forgive you?’

Watch this space.


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