Unlike the old bulldog, Johnson lacks teeth

As the British parliament finishes for the summer and Boris Johnson exits with a whimper, what is happening to Brexit?

22nd July, 2018
Boris Johnson: ‘It is not too late to save Boris’ seemed to be the message of his speech, although even he didn’t seem convinced Pic: Getty

The British parliamentary custom of affording ministers who have resigned from government the opportunity to make a statement in the House of Commons is a good one. More often than not it adds to our knowledge of the issue that caused the resignation. Usually these issues are not trivial and people can make up their own minds concerning whether the statement is simply settling old scores.

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