After ‘Brexecution,’ the man who betrayed Boris Johnson speaks out

July 1, 2016 12:27 PM

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LONDON — A day after staging a political ambush that reshaped the race to be Britain’s next prime minister, Michael Gove said Friday he acted out of "conviction, not ambition" to open yet another head-spinning drama amid the fallout from Britain’s snub of the European Union.

The justice minister spoke at length for the first time about his vision for the country he intends to lead, a week after Britain was plunged into chaos by a vote to exit the European Union that Gove had championed.

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