David Cameron launched himself into a bid to scuttle Michael Gove's bid to become Prime Minister by saying that Gove's suggestion of a present to the Queen of 'Costa Concordia' from the nation was 'not austere enough'.
However backers of Gove's efforts to seize power have encouraged him to face up to the 'wet Tory anti-monarchist' and oust him from power by getting the cream of the country behind him.
One of these, the famous clebrity car driver and general wit Jeremy Clarkson came out for Gove in a typically stark way: 'I would put all those who fail to support the Monarchy and Michael Gove onto electric chairs and force their relatives to see them sizzling to death' he said.
Gove has made a dash to join Clarkson's 'Top Gear' programme where he intends to launch his campaign to race into No 10.
The BBC, which is officially neutral in political matters, would only comment that 'loads of people' loved Jeremy and Gove had a right to campaign in any way he liked.