Gove, Cameron and the old four year Switcheroo…

Here’s a classic case of where the polling mechanism breaks down. The question presumes there’s a meaningful difference in interest between Michael Gove and his boss, the British Prime Minister.

I’m not convinced there is any such difference. I saw the Indy going to town on the salary loss, but to be frank, career progression in politics often means taking a hit in the near term.

Govey’s work is done in Cabinet. Now he’s in the war cabinet. This one of the several strategic advantages of announcing you will go full term regardless. Clear your desk a year out and use you considerable government resources for electoral war.

Mr Cameron is not as dumb as he’s often portrayed…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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