Brexit campaigner Gove bids to succeed Cameron as UK prime minister

Justice Secretary Michael Gove was one of the key figures in the campaign to leave the European UnionLeading Brexit campaigner and Justice Minister Michael Gove on Thursday announced a surprise bid to succeed David Cameron as British prime minister, launching a sensational attack on referendum ally Boris Johnson, who is also expected to run. “I wanted to help build a team behind Boris Johnson so that a politician who argued for leaving the European Union could lead us to a better future,” said Gove. “I have come, reluctantly, to the conclusion that Boris cannot provide the leadership or build the team for the task ahead.

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