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David Cameron makes life awkward for Boris Johnson and Michael Gove

16 September 2019

9:00 AM

16 September 2019

9:00 AM

Oh dear. Relations between Boris Johnson and Michael Gove could become a bit awkward this week after an extract from David Cameron’s memoirs published today in the Times revealed that the current PM asked Cameron whether Gove was “a bit cracked”.

Johnson apparently inquired about the mental wellbeing of his now close cabinet colleague after Gove jumped ship and decided to mount his own leadership campaign following Cameron’s resignation in 2016.

Cameron has not held back in targeting his former friends and colleagues in his autobiography which will be published later this week. In other extracts published by the Times, he said Boris only backed Leave to help his career and he called Gove a “foam-flecked Faragist” and an “ambassador for the truth-twisting age of populism”. Ouch.


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