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The Michael Gove story that’s moved his next cabinet exit price from 25-1 to 5-1

February 2nd, 2013

Is this really going to bring down the minister?

Over the past few hours we’ve seen a lot of betting on Michael Gove being the next to leave the cabinet. This afternoon he was at 25/1. He then moved in to 8/1 and is now at 5/1.

The devil is in the detail and Gove himself, not just his SPADs, needs to have been involved in some way.

At the moment I’d say he should survive. A lot depends on the reaction to the story.

    With talk of Tory leadership challenges in the air I wonder whether the aim is to scupper Gove’s chances of taking Cameron’s job should a vacancy occur

We shall see.

Mike Smithson

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