Johnson takes over a government on the brink of breaking apart

The result marks the end of a bruising battle for the biggest job in British politics and the start of what threatens to be a brutal new phase in the civil war inside the government over Brexit

23rd July, 2019
Boris Johnson faces growing rebellion from colleagues. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Boris Johnson, the public face of the Brexit campaign, has won the contest to succeed Theresa May as British prime minister, taking over a country in crisis and a government on the brink of breaking apart.

“I say to all the doubters... we are going to energise the country, we are going to get Brexit done on October 31, we are going to take advantage of all the opportunities that it will bring in a...

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