I believed that Boris Johnson - who had campaigned alongside me with such energy and enthusiasm - could build and lead that team. I so wanted that plan to work. I worked night and day for it. But I came to realise this week that, for all Boris’s formidable talents, he was not the right person for the task.
30 June 2016 – Michael Gove, Conservative MP, former Secretary of State for Education, and Secretary of State for Justice