Gove defends Johnson over pro-EU newspaper column
Mr Gove, who Mr Johnson apparently "wanted to punch" for effectively torpedoing his chances of becoming prime minister, insisted his Leave campaign ally acted on his "deep beliefs" when he decided to support Brexit.
The former justice secretary's comments take on added significance given the spectacular way he abandoned Mr Johnson's campaign to become Tory leader to have his own run at the top job.
It came as anxiety over the Government's apparent support of a "hard Brexit" outside the European single market reached new heights, with devolved leaders calling... read more
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