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The Gove-Johnson love affair is back on – for a month or two, anyway | John Crace

Their relationship has had more downs than ups but now Mikey is full of adoration for his future boss

Most insiders give it a month, two at the outside, before the divorce lawyers are called in. But for now the on-off-off-off relationship between Michael Gove and Boris Johnson is very much back on.

Never mind that Mikey had such serious reservations about Boris after sharing the Vote Leave love-nest bus during the referendum that he chose to resign as his campaign manager and stand against him in the 2016 Tory leadership race. Never mind, too, that Mikey had so little faith in his ex that he also chose to stand against him again this time round. Even begging him not to withdraw – snarf, snarf – as he had done previously.

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