Friday December 13, 2019

Michael Gove is Britain’s unlikeliest rebel

The latest bizarre twist in the unfolding Brexit disaster involves the ambitious MP being compared, by a Tory colleague, with our own revolutionary hero Michael Collins

15th July, 2018
Michael Gove: relying on the unlikely figure of Michael Collins as inspiration in his quest for Brexit to come to full fruition Pic: Getty

Of all the strange associations made in the political game of Twister that is Britain’s attempt to leave the EU, perhaps the oddest is the unlikely inspiration behind Brexiteer Michael Gove’s tactics as the leader of a new faction in the Tory Brexit divide.

A close friend of Gove has likened the would-be leader of the Conservative Party to Michael Collins. The Spectator magazine explained that Collins took part in the...

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