Johnson Rolls The Dice

For his opening gambit, the new British prime minister has stuffed his cabinet with fellow hardline Brexiteers, which leaves Leo Varadkar and the EU with much to ponder

28th July, 2019
Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson: the the two leaders are set to lock horns before long Pic: Getty

Politicians and bureaucrats across Europe can take no comfort this weekend as they ponder the future of their economic powerhouse that has taken the guts of 65 years to build.

They are watching the new British prime minister, Boris Johnson, finally “take back control” – the phrase he and fellow Leave campaigners used during the Brexit referendum in 2016 – knowing that he built his first career as a journalist by poking fun at their efforts,...

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