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Gove: Remain MPs looking 'back in anger and remorse'

Michael Gove speaks in the Commons debate. Credit: House of Commons

Those who voted remain in the EU referendum are not setting out their plans for a post-Brexit Britain, Michael Gove has said.

The leave campaigner slammed MPs who supported remain saying that the majority continued to look "back in anger, remorse, and regret", and failed to look "forward optimistically".

During the impassioned speech Mr Gove ignored calls to give way for others to speak during the debate.

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Michael Gove sacked as justice secretary

Gove has been sacked from the cabinet Credit: PA

Michael Gove has been sacked as justice secretary.

It is understood Theresa May has informed him that he will not be kept in the role as she creates her new cabinet after taking over as prime minister.

Mr Gove becomes the second major casualty from David Cameron's cabinet, joining former Chancellor George Osborne on the backbenches.

He said it had been an "enormous privilege" to hold cabinet roles for six years in a tweet confirming his departure.

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Michael Gove set for return to backbenches

Michael Gove will not be offered a job in government, ITV News understands.

Gove: What next for the man who betrayed his colleague?

  • ITV News report by Romilly Weeks

Michael Gove has been the butt of all cartoonists' jokes since his very public betrayal of friend Boris Johnson when he left his leadership campaign and began his own.

On Thursday he was eliminated from the Tory leadership contest as he got the fewest votes from his colleagues at Westminster.

So what next for the man who wielded the knife?

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