Wednesday April 1, 2020

Enough already: Just pick a leader and move on

As Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt take to their helicopters and buses to implore the estimated 160,000 members of the Conservative Party for their votes, the Irish and many others will be regarding any further Tory antics with a jaundiced eye

23rd June, 2019
Conservative leadership candidates Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson. Pic: Getty

The elderly ushers outside Committee Room 14 in Britain’s House of Commons had the air of men who had seen it all before. They talked quietly, avoiding the vigilant ears of the large gathering of journalists, all of whom were hoping there wouldn’t be a dead heat between Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt for the second seat in the final leadership roundabout. “Too close to call,” they all said sagely when asked to predict....

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