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After Brexit, Boris makes his exit

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>> Michael Gove, the leading campaigner for Brexit and Justice Secretary, has thrown his hat in the ring to be the next prime minister. Boris Johnson, who everybody was expecting to be the front runner has ruled himself out before the race has even begun. I'm Estelle Sherbourne, a senior correspondent in Reuters London Bureau.
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We don't know for now what the inside story is about what exactly happened between the two men. There was a very interesting development, which was an accidentally leaked email from Sarah Vine, who is Michael Gove's wife. It seems that she was advising Michael Gove to support Boris Johnson in his bid to be the new prime minister, but only if he was guaranteed a good job in government.
00:00:43
In fact that's not what happened, it seems that both men had conversations with other senior members of the Conservative Party, and it seems that having canvassed opinion among those conservative members of Parliament, Boris Johnson came to the conclusion that he just didn't have the support necessary to win.
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And Michael Gove, it most surely has played a role in that, although his precise strategy will probably not be known for some time. I think it would be taking it to far to say that Theresa May is a sure win. She is the booky's favorite, most people agree that she is a very strong candidate, she has been a very long serving Home Secretary in David Cameron's government.
00:01:22
Home Secretary is a notoriously difficult job to hold down, lots of crisis to deal with on very sensitive issues, for example, counter terrorism and the like. Teresa May has shown herself to be a steady hand, a very serious, thoughtful, sometimes cautious politician. On the other hand, though, she did back Romain in the run-up to the EU referendum, and that was not the winning side, so there are some people in the party who have said it should be someone who campaigned for Brexit, who should lead the next government.
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