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. Sign up for our weekly email * 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. She writes a weekly podcast column. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Leader: Labour is failing. A hard Brexit is looming. But there is no need for fatalism Theresa May's Article 50 letter: what she said, and what she meant In Birmingham after the Westminster attack: "You can't paint everyone with one brush"