The 2 Tories traded well mannered blows at separate occasions in the course of the convention, with former minister Mr Gove showing at a number of fringe outings indicating he didn’t assist Liz Truss’s Authorities in key areas.
This included his objections to the now-abandoned lower to the 45p price of earnings tax and to options that advantages won’t rise consistent with inflation.
Requested about Mr Gove at a Telegraph occasion on the Conservative convention, Mr Rees-Mogg joked: “Who?
Michael is without doubt one of the cleverest males in politics, a really amiable determine, who loves the artwork of politics. He’s the kind of Tory occasion’s model of Peter Mandelson
“He’s solely doing 9 fringes, that’s a bit hopeless, I used to do 13 or one thing like that. 9 is a bit moist actually.”
Requested if Mr Gove is a thorn within the facet of the Authorities, he stated: “No, no. He’s too well mannered to be a thorn. He’s a really elegant thorn if he’s a thorn, no, no, no.
“Michael is without doubt one of the cleverest males in politics, a really amiable determine, who loves the artwork of politics. He’s the kind of Tory occasion’s model of Peter Mandelson.”
Talking at a Coverage Trade occasion, Mr Gove responded: “That is without doubt one of the nicest issues that anybody has ever stated about me in politics.”
He was earlier requested about Mr Rees-Mogg’s Shakespearean description of the u-turn on the 45p price of earnings tax as a “story of sound and fury signifying nothing”.
Mr Gove stated: “Jacob, after all, in quoting Shakespeare is reminding us that he’s the one best-read man in Parliament.
“There’s at all times a Shakespeare quote for any eventuality in politics as I’ve additionally discovered, however there may be no-one higher to cite the Bard than Jacob.”
Requested concerning the temper on the Tory occasion convention, Mr Gove added: “I believe there’s a completely different environment, however that’s as a result of now we have a special prime minister and in addition as a result of the world faces a set of crises much more acute on this autumn than it did final, and we’re working in opposition to that backdrop.”