Knives out for Gove: Tory MP threatens the Justice Secretary’s manhood

Knives out for Gove: Tory MP threatens the Justice Secretary's manhood
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Although Mr S is running his own Michael Gove inspired Game of Thrones competition for readers, the Justice Secretary's colleagues also can't seem to resist sticking the knife-in when it comes to picking which machiavellian character Gove best resembles.

After Gove turned on his former ally Boris Johnson, Ben Wallace, the Conservative MP for Wyre and Preston, has claimed that when it comes to George RR Martin's fantasy novels, Gove is Theon Greyjoy -- or at least will be once Wallace is finished with him. Given that Greyjoy is best known for having his penis cut off, this doesn't bode overly well for Gove.

Wallace's threat comes a day after Jake Berry declared that there is a special place in hell for people like Gove. It's safe to say the Justice Secretary's leadership bid hasn't got off to the best start.

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