Politics 23 August 2012 Michael Gove: "I don't want to be prime minister. I couldn't do it." Says he'll sign a parchment in his own blood to prove it. Print HTML We had a "quote of the day" already this morning, but I think in light of comments Michael Gove has just made to Kay Burley on Sky, we might have to retract it. The education secretary said ""I don't want to prime minister - I know that I couldn't do it" and then followed it up with this gem: Gove says he'll sign a piece of parchment in his blood to prove he doesn't want to be PM. — politicshomeuk (@politicshomeuk) August 23, 2012 Strange, certainly, but Boris might just hold him to it... › In the Critics this week Michael Gove. Photograph: Getty Images Caroline Crampton is assistant editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Is the Great Fire of London a blueprint for how governments deal with disasters? Jeremy Corbyn set to win landslide victory - what now for his opponents? Brexit negotiations: What happens if we don't get access to the common market?