Michael Gove smiles as he reveals he has put money on UK leaving the EU on October 31


The Cabinet minister revealed he has bet money on the UK leaving by Halloween and hinted that the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has done the same. Mr Gove said he is confidence the UK will leave by the end of the month despite Remain MPs voting to extend Article 50. It comes as Boris Johnson sent a letter to the EU requesting the delay.

Speaking to Sky News’ Sophy Ridge, Mr Gove said: “We’re going to deliver by October 31.

“We are going to ensure that we get this deal done and I’m confident that with the support of good people with whom we may have disagreed with in the past but who respect democracy, we will get this deal done.”

Ms Ridge asked: “If you’re a betting man, would you put money on that?”

Mr Gove responded: “Yes. I have.”

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Ms Ridge pressed asking the Cabinet minister how much money he has bet.

He said: “Well that’s between me and the Health Secretary Matt Hancock.”

His comments come as Amber Rudd confirmed she will support Mr Johnson’s deal next week.

The former Home Secretary said she has told Boris Johnson she will be backing him next week.

“I support the Prime Minister’s deal, I have told him.

“I have told him I will support it next week. I understand people’s fatigue, I suffer from it myself.

“But we have to make sure that we don’t leave with no deal.

“The Prime Minister has got this deal, at one point he thought he wouldn’t get a deal with the EU unless he had no deal as a threat.”


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