Morning news headlines: Gove defends Johnson over pro-EU newspaper column; Iraqi PM signals start of military bid to drive IS from Mosul
GOVE DEFENDS JOHNSON OVER PRO-EU NEWSPAPER COLUMN
Michael Gove has leapt to the defence of Boris Johnson after the emergence of a previously unseen newspaper column in which the Foreign Secretary backed staying in the European Union.
Mr Gove, whom 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... read more
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