The ex-levelling up secretary wrote within the Times rival Liz Truss’s tax policies would place business executives before the poorest in society, business the plans a “holiday from reality”.
He conjointly aforesaid he himself failed to expect to come back to frontbench politics.
It comes as Mr Sunak unveils plans he says can facilitate British motorists.
The former chancellor is battling it out with Foreign Secretary Ms Truss to exchange outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson because the leader of the Tories. The result are going to be proclaimed on five September.
A number of cupboard members have in public backed Ms Truss, who is additionally the bookmakers’ favorite.
Mr Gove backed Kemi Badenoch earlier within the contest, however writing on Saturday he aforesaid he was currently in favour of adult male Sunak, raising doubts over Ms Truss’s plans to contend with soaring costs and living prices.
He said: “Proposed cuts to national insurance would favour the rich, and changes to corporation tax apply to massive businesses, not little entrepreneurs. I cannot see however safeguarding the stock choices of FTSE a hundred executives ought to ever take precedence over supporting the poorest in our society, however at a time of need it can’t be the proper priority.”
He went on: “And here i’m deeply involved that the framing of the leadership dialogue by several has been a vacation from reality. the solution to the cost-of-living crisis can’t be merely to reject more ‘handouts’ and cut tax.”