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Michael Gove confronted by holidaymaker caught up in 30-hour delay ‘caused by Brexit’

A holidaymaker who found herself in the same 30-hour airport delay as Michael Gove confronted the MP over problems she claims were ‘caused by Brexit’.Former Labour councillor Candida Jones was caught up in queues with the former Secretary of State for Levelling Up when travelling back from Greece to Gatwick airport. Jones claimed the delays were ‘compounded’ by Britain’s withdrawal from the EU in a confrontation with prominent Brexiteer Gove.She posted a picture of Gove standing at the Athens International Airport while he was waiting for a separate flight.Sign up to our free Indy100 weekly newsletterJones tweeted: “Almost 30hr delay...
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Michael Gove confronted by angry woman delayed for 30 hours at airport

Michael Gove was confronted by an anti-Brexit holidaymaker over after being caught up in huge queues at a Greek airport. Candida Jones, a former Labour councillor who works for a Labour peer, challenged the former cabinet minister while facing a 30-hour delay which she said was “compounded” by Brexit. A “tanned” Mr Gove was pictured standing alone in the same queue, but it is thought he was not on the same flight to Gatwick.Ms Jones, from South London, was due to return to Gatwick on Saturday, but easyJet postponed her flight to 10.35pm on Sunday due to disruption at airports....
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Government ‘not functioning’ and can’t provide basic services, admits Michael Gove

Senior Tory Michael Gove has admitted the government is “simply not functioning” when it comes to providing the public with basic services.The former cabinet minister – fired by Boris Johnson amid the chaos of the prime minister’s resignation – pointed to problems issuing passports and driving licences, as well as wider failures on spending.“I believe that there are certain essential functions that the state needs to do better, and we fail to deliver on them,” he told the Policy Exchange think tank on Tuesday.Mr Gove said: “There are some core functions – giving you your passport, giving your driving...
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Ex-minister Michael Gove dismisses criticism of him as a snake

Former cabinet minister Michael Gove has brushed off accusations from a Downing Street source who last week described him as a "snake". A No 10 insider criticised Mr Gove for telling Boris Johnson to quit. Mr Gove - who was sacked as levelling up secretary for urging the PM to...
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Michael Gove asked: 'Are you a snake?'

Michael Gove has described his sacking last week by Boris Johnson, calling the PM “very equable, very polite” during the call. BBC political editor Chris Mason asked Mr Gove about a Number 10 source reportedly calling him a “snake”, and the former levelling up secretary said he'd not given “a second’s thought” to why he was called that.
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Michael Gove rejects No 10 ‘snake’ label after sacking by Johnson

Michael Gove has denied that he is a “snake” after being described as such by No 10 sources after being sacked as communities secretary by Boris Johnson last week.The Prime Minister dramatically fired Mr Gove last Wednesday after his Cabinet rival told him that it was time for him to quit, with the insult ensuing from Downing Street.Mr Gove said Mr Johnson was “very equable, very polite” in sacking him, after the Prime Minister did not heed his call to step down in a “dignified and appropriate” way as support for his leadership crumbled at Westminster.I’ve been called all sorts...
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Boris Johnson sacks Michael Gove

Boris Johnson dramatically sacked cabinet minister Michael Gove on Wednesday evening (6 July) after rejecting his calls to quit as prime minister.Mr Johnson met a number of ministers in No 10, where he was told he had lost the confidence of the Tory party and could not continue in office.However, sources have suggested he will continue to “fight on”, despite the mutiny.On Thursday morning, Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, became the third cabinet minister to resign, following Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid.Click here to sign up for our newsletters. Read More Johnson commits to spending 2.5% of GDP on defence - follow live
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Boris Johnson: Michael Gove tells PM it is time to resign

Michael Gove has privately told Boris Johnson it is time to quit as prime minister after suffering a slew of devastating resignations, including two senior cabinet ministers.The levelling up secretary, who was absent as Mr Johnson faced a grilling from Tory MPs in the Commons, told the prime minister he must resign at a meeting on Wednesday morning.It comes as Mr Johnson fights for his political survival, with dozens of frontbenchers and ministerial aides resigning their posts, and Tory MPs demanding a second confidence vote.However, just hours after the exchange, first reported by the Daily Mail, the prime minister...
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Michael Gove sacked after he urges PM to resign

Boris Johnson has fired Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove from his cabinet, after he urged the PM to resign. A No 10 source said: "You can't have a snake who is not with you on any of the big arguments who then gleefully tells the press the leader has to go."
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UK PM Boris Johnson Sacks Close Confidant Michael Gove As He Clings Onto Power Amid More Than 40 Resignations (And Counting) In 24 Hours

Click here to read the full article. UPDATED, 1:37 PM PT: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sacked one of his closest allies, Michael Gove, after the Levelling Up Secretary was one of a clutch of cabinet ministers calling on Johnson to go, while more than 40 have now resigned. As of this evening in the UK, Johnson is clinging onto power as his government crumbles around him. There have been 41 resignations, most of which are junior ministers triggered by the departures of big beasts Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid last night, while a number of other cabinet ministers are reported...
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Boris Johnson and Michael Gove: A rocky relationship that ended with a sacking

Not long ago, Michael Gove quipped that his 2016 sabotage of Boris Johnson’s Tory leadership bid had been like an “unexploded bomb going off in my hands”.He was speaking from a position of safety last October, while still in charge of the Prime Minister’s levelling up agenda, but the joke highlighted the enduring uneasiness of the pair’s relationship.“One of the things about committing political suicide is that you always live to regret it,” he added.The drastic move, which saw Mr Gove quit as Mr Johnson’s campaign manager, put himself on a collision course with his former friend and effectively forced...
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