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 web editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Is TTIP a threat or an opportunity? As long as Jeremy Corbyn's Labour opponents are divided, he will rule Where are the moderate Tories condemning Zac Goldsmith’s campaign?