Yorkshire news Michael Gove endorses Rishi Sunak for PM and criticises Liz Truss PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Mr Gove said the former chancellor has what it takes to do the job and accused the Foreign Secretary of 'taking a holiday from reality'
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Rishi Sunak's bid to become Prime Minister has been backed by Michael Gove. The former Cabinet minister endorsed his campaign to enter No 10 while accusing rival Liz Truss of taking a “holiday from reality” with her plans to slash tax during the cost-of-living crisis. Mr Gove suggested the Foreign Secretary’s proposals would put “the stock options of FTSE 100 executives” before the nation’s poorest people. The former levelling-up secretary said he does not expect to return to frontbench politics as he backed the underdog in the race to replace Boris Johnson in No 10. Writing in the Times, he said: “I do not expect to be in government again. But it was the privilege of my life to spend 11 years in the Cabinet under three prime ministers. I know what the job requires. And Rishi has it.” The political heavyweight attacked Ms Truss’s plan to immediately reverse the national insurance hike. He also criticised her previous dismissal of increasing direct support to the most vulnerable when she said she opposed “handouts”. On the economy, Mr Gove said: “And here I am deeply concerned that the framing of the leadership debate by many has been a holiday from reality.
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Liz Truss is hoping to become prime minister (Image: Getty Images) “Proposed cuts to national insurance would favour the wealthy, and changes to corporation tax apply to big businesses, not small entrepreneurs. I cannot see how safeguarding the stock options of Ftse 100 executives should ever take precedence over supporting the poorest in our society, but at a time of want it cannot be the right priority.” Mr Gove, who backed Kemi Badenoch earlier in the contest, said he does not believe Ms Truss’s “prospectus is the right answer for the world we face”. He wrote: “It does not address the fundamental problems of potential neglected, productivity suppressed and the vulnerable suffering the most.” At the party hustings in Manchester on Friday night, Ms Truss reiterated her plan to lift the ban on new grammar schools, saying she wants everyone “right across the country” to have the choice to enlist their children at them. But Mr Gove highlighted the grammar schools pledge, when there is “neither the money to build them nor the evidence they advance social mobility”, as among her plans that should not be among the Conservatives’ priorities. He launched a defence of Mr Sunak, saying the tax hikes he ushered in as chancellor were “a consequence of Covid, not Rishi’s inner preferences”. Mr Johnson sacked Mr Gove as levelling-up secretary after Mr Gove told him to quit as prime minister ahead of his ultimate resignation. For more stories from where you live, visit InYourArea. Find recommendations for eating out, attractions and events near you here on our sister website 2Chill Find recommendations for dog owners and more doggy stories on our sister site Teamdogs
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