The UK’s Justice Minister has set out his plan for the country if he becomes the next prime minister.
Point of view
The best person to lead Britain out of the European Union is someone who argued to get Britain out of the European Union.
Michael Gove says he will end free movement of people and take back control of the agriculture and fishing industries from Brussels.
Speaking in London, Gove said the country’s next leader must be someone who supported the Leave campaign, which he co-led to victory last week.
“This referendum was about democratic accountability, the principle that politicians must answer, as directly as possible to the people who elected them.”
“Because of that, I believe that the next prime minister has to be on the winning side of that argument. Put simply, the best person to lead Britain out of the European Union is someone who argued to get Britain out of the European Union.”
Interior Minister Theresa May is currently the bookies favourite to become the next prime minister.
There are five candidates in total.
Criticism for Gove
Michael Gove has faced criticism in the UK fpr his decision to stand.
Some say it fatally undermined the campaign of his fellow Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson, who had been hotly-tipped to be the next leader but withdrew from the race after Gove’s announcement yesterday.