A medieval saga about warring factions has had the world in entranced in recent weeks, not to mention Game of Thrones has been on TV too.
There’s been a lot of talk of how UK politics currently feels straight out of Westeros in light of the Brexit referendum, spurred on by Tory leadership candidate Michael Gove’s love for the HBO show.
The Lord Chancellor, who famously enthused about the character Tyrion Lannister during a bizarre back garden interview, was asked by a reporter if he still identifies with the scheming political advisor today.
Gove said no, and that he couldn’t reveal which character he now sees himself as for spoiler reasons.
“Game of Thrones fans - who has Michael Gove become?” The Times’ Sam Coates wrote on Twitter.
Ben Wallace, fellow Tory MP and friend of Boris Johnson, quickly responded: “He is actually Theon Greyjoy or will be by the time I am finished with him.”
Just a Conservative Member of Parliament there, casually joking about cutting the Secretary of State for Justice’s penis off.
For those not familiar with the show, Theon is its most downtrodden character - tortured for multiple seasons and maimed, later being renamed Reek by his captor.
Gove’s previous tribute to Tyrion Lannister caused mirth on Twitter due to what some saw as similarities between the pair.
“You see there that this misshapen dwarf, reviled throughout his life, thought in the eyes of some to be a toxic figure, can at last rally a small band of loyal followers,” he enthused.
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