Michael Gove tells Tory plotters to back-off PM until she has delivered Brexit

MICHAEL Gove on Monday night told Tory plotters trying to oust Theresa May to back-off until she has delivered Brexit.

Rushing to the PM’s aide, he said she will be Prime Minister “for a while to come yet”.

And told her critics: “It’s all our priority in politics to make sure that referendum mandate is honoured and then to give Theresa the time, space and dignity to leave in a way that she believes is right.”

Urging them to tone down their aggressive attacks on the PM, Mr Gove added: “I think it’s important for us all to acknowledge that she’s very graciously said that she will stand down when the withdrawal agreement is ratified.

“It’s all our priority in politics to make sure that referendum mandate is honoured and then to give Theresa the time, space and dignity to leave in a way that she believes is right.”

But he later became the latest to suggest he might throw his hat into the ring to replace Mrs May.

Asked if he would run, he insisted to ITV News that he was “concentrating purely” on the cross-party talks with Labour aimed at breaking the Brexit impasse.

Quoting the Bible, the leading Brexit campaigner said: “I think sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
But he added “it’s not a no” to the question of running for the leadership.

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