Sunday September 27, 2020

Fogeyish façade fails to disguise Gove’s burning ambition

28th July, 2019
Michael Gove, with his great political rival, Boris Johnson, on the day the Brexit vote result was announced in June 2016 Pic: Getty

Politics: Michael Gove: A Man in a Hurry, By Owen Bennett, Biteback, €23

Owen Bennett must be wondering if he is too thorough a biographer for his own good. When the British journalist began his unauthorised study of Michael Gove, he must have hoped that its publication date would coincide with the subject moving into 10 Downing Street. Instead, the advance publicity ended up killing Gove’s chances by revealing that he had taken...

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