Michael Gove finally admits he 'made a mistake' when he stabbed Boris Johnson in back during 2016 leadership bid

MICHAEL Gove has finally admitted he was wrong to blow up Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign in 2016, saying he bitterly regrets it.

He claims he has told the Prime Minister he is sorry for stabbing him in the back and added: “Everybody knows I made a mistake then.”

And by giving him a job in the Cabinet, Michael Gove said that he feels the pair have wholeheartedly made up after the intrigue five years ago.

He said BoJo appears to have buried the hatchet, gushing: “As well as being a great Prime Minister, Boris is also instinctively generous-hearted.

"He has been nothing but a great boss.”

In 2016, Gove fired a rocket at his former Brexit buddy on the day Boris launched his doomed tilt at No10 – saying he lacked the leadership skills to run the country or build a team.

In shock at the betrayal, Boris dropped out of the race, leaving a path to power for Theresa May.

But five years later, Gove tells The Sun that he got it wrong and he regrets it every day.

Asked how they had made up, Gove says: “Well, he is the PM and he still got me in a job.”  

And he pointed to the team that Boris has built as a true mark of how badly he got it wrong to not back him before.

He said: “We have the most diverse Cabinet of any country in the world – a British Asian Chancellor, a British Asian Home Secretary, a British Asian Health Secretary, a British Ghanaian Business Secretary.

“If you think about the backgrounds that people have come from, then these  are amazing stories of success.”


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