Gove joins backlash against Telegraph as Tories unite to condemn its 'mutineers' splash – Politics live

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Michael Gove, the environment secretary and one of the Vote Leave leaders, has joined those Conservatives criticising the Daily Telegraph for its “Brexit mutineers” front page attack on Tories fighting the EU withdrawal bill.

Gove posted this on Twitter a few minutes ago.

Steve is completely right https://t.co/epBpPM55f6

I regret any media attempts to divide our party. My Parliamentary colleagues have sincere suggestions to improve the Bill which we are working through and I respect them for that. https://t.co/t6r4ojKPbd

I agree. Colleagues today were reasonable and constructive. We are working together to get this important legislation right. https://t.co/LUgfS3lRjB

Fabulous collection of some of the best MPs in the country. How small the Telegraph appears in comparison. https://t.co/3bl2Llyc44

I was elected to represent my constituents and act in the country’s best interest. Silly headlines from a discredited newspaper will not stop me from doing my duty. pic.twitter.com/aOjlt1FEy5

If fighting for the best possible future for our country and our government is considered mutiny – then bring it on. pic.twitter.com/fTvOXqwhF5

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