Michael Gove denies there's already a rift in Boris Johnson's new Government

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Michael Gove has denied claims there's already a rift in Boris Johnson's new Government.

It comes after hardened Eurosceptic Steve Baker turned down a job offer from Mr Johnson because he feared a repeat of the "powerlessness" he felt as a junior Brexit minister under Theresa May.

Asked if there was a rift, Mr Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, said: 'No. We've got a united Cabinet, a united Conservative Party and the Prime Minister got off to a fantastic start.

"We had a very successful Cabinet meeting yesterday and of course in the Commons he was absolutely dominant."

Former Environment Secretary Mr Gove has been put in charge of Britain's preparations for a potential No Deal Brexit on October 31.

He said he was confident Britain would be prepared for No Deal if needed, adding: "A lot has been done by our excellent civil service but there's still a lot to do."