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Michael Gove changes tack (again)

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - NEWS - Guy Kelly

Au­gust 2016 Aware that he is not the most pop­u­lar man in the Con­ser­va­tive Party, Michael Gove con­jures a cun­ning plan to win Tory ap­proval by launch­ing Poké­mon GOve – an only slightly aug­mented-re­al­ity mo­bile game in which users are able to ge­olo­cate weak car­toon col­leagues and in­sid­i­ously cap­ture them for their own ends. ‘Once you’ve lured one in,’ Gove re­veals ex­cit­edly in a speech at Ham­leys, ‘you can make them do all sorts, then shaft them.’ His app is an in­stant hit, but gets for­got­ten when Labour MPs start a real-life ver­sion.

July 2018 Gove con­tin­ues to cause may­hem from the back­benches. Egged on by the foot­loose David Cameron, and by his wife, Sarah Vine, via a small ear­piece, the for­mer Lord Chan­cel­lor spends PMQs hurl­ing scrunched-up paper at Theresa May’s back, and us­ing ev­ery al­lo­cated ques­tion as a chance to cor­rect the pre­vi­ous speaker’s gram­mar.

May 2019 De­s­e­lected as a Tory MP be­fore the 2020 Gen­eral Elec­tion and re­jected by all other po­lit­i­cal par­ties, Gove re­sorts to ap­pear­ing on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here. ‘I did not want to do this; in fact, I did ev­ery­thing not to be a can­di­date for King of the Jun­gle, but I had to,’ Gove tells the en­rap­tured Pippa Mid­dle­ton and Vernon Kay. The pub­lic dis­agree: Gove is frst to go.

‘I did not want to do this; in fact, I did ev­ery­thing not to be a can­di­date for King of the Jun­gle, but I had to’

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