June 17, 2019 / 12:32 PM / 6 months ago

PM hopeful Gove pledges to talk to Germany, Ireland to win better Brexit

FILE PHOTO: Conservative Party leadership candidate Michael Gove leaves his home in London, Britain, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Michael Gove, a candidate to replace Britain’s Theresa May, said on Monday if he became prime minister he would try to win changes to a Brexit deal by opening talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

Speaking to journalists at a hustings in Westminster, Gove said that while the favourite Boris Johnson would make a good prime minister, he himself would be better leader.

Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Andy Bruce

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