Rory Stewart hits out at Tory rivals over ‘suicide bomber’ remark

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Leadership candidate reacts to suggestion he is in race to clear path for Michael Gove

Rory Stewart has accused his leadership rivals of poor taste after a Tory source suggested he was a “suicide bomber” candidate attempting to clear the path for Michael Gove.

In an interview with the Guardian, the international development secretary, who previously served as a governor in Iraq during the Iraq war, said he found the trope offensive and that he was in the Tory leadership race because he believed he could win.

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