Education Secretary Michael Gove "hung around the house, eating biscuits and getting cups of tea made for him" when he was on paternity leave, his wife Sarah Vine told ITV's The Agenda.
"I think it's too much," the columnist said of the two-week paternity leave entitlement. "Having fathers around sort of hovering in the first two weeks, well it was just a bit annoying."
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