Tuesday July 7, 2020

A Johnson premiership could be a blessing in disguise for us

Boris Johnson could easily abandon Brexit once he is in office, and Brexiteers who believe the Tory frontrunner is the Messiah will be sadly disappointed

30th June, 2019

Observing the Conservative leadership contest from Dublin can be a rather deflating experience. A Boris Johnson premiership feels inevitable. For many, this hails the end of an era of delusion and wishful thinking in the Brexit process, to be replaced by an era of intransigence and inevitable rupture.

The pessimism that has infected thinking in the Irish government, and the public discourse here more generally, is perfectly understandable. The likely next prime minister is a...

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