The ex-levelling up secretary wrote within the Times rival Liz Truss’s tax policies would place business executives before the poorest in society, job the plans a “holiday from reality”.
He additionally aforementioned he himself didn’t expect to come 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 interchange outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson because the leader of the Tories. The result are going to be proclaimed on five September.
A number of cabinet 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 aforementioned he was currently in favour of Mr Sunak, raising doubts over Ms Truss’s plans to cope with soaring costs and living prices.
He said: “Proposed cuts to social 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 one 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 correct 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 additional ‘handouts’ and cut tax.”