Michael Gove has spent 11 years as a frontline politician. Mr Gove has now admitted he is done with front line politics and does not expect to return either. No matter who is Prime Minister in September Gove is not coming back by his own admission.
Mr Gove has declared his support for Rishi Sunak. Describing Mr Sunak as the right man for the job of being leader of the Conservative party and Prime Minister.
Mr Gove trashed Liz Truss's policy of lowering taxes and refusing to give any finanical help to energy consumers.
Michael Gove said Ms Truss was taking a "holiday from reality" as were her supporters. Mr Gove was sacked by outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson for telling him to quit over partygate. Johnson and Gove have history as when Mr Johnson first stood to be leader of the Conservative party Mr Gove caused his downfall. Mr Gove was accused of being treacherous much like Sunak ironically enough when he was accused of plunging the knife (metaphorically obviously) into Boris' back.
Mr Gove said you cannot "lower taxes" and at the same time reject "handouts". Lowering taxes would only benefit the rich and do nothing to help struggling energy bill payers.
Mr Gove also said the idea of grammar schools was complete madness from Liz Truss. Given the financial mess the country is in and yet Truss thinks there is money to invest in grammar schools.
Originally Mr Gove backed Kemi Badenoch but eventually she was eliminated from the race to succeed Boris. Now Gove's support for Sunak has been welcomed by those running Rishi Sunak's leadership campaign.
Can Mr Sunak cause an upset and win the race to be Prime Minister? It would take a miracle for Sunak to catch up to Truss and overtake her. However, it would appear that Truss if you believe the bookies is a dead cert to be Prime Minister by September.