The world is watching as Britain falls to pieces

It’s a dizzying maelstrom of rebel Tory MPs quitting the party, Farage cronies agreeing to team up only for no-deal, Lib Dems squaring up to be the ‘not Jeremy Corbyn party’ and, of course, Johnson’s own antics

8th September, 2019
It was a hellish week for Johnson in the House of Commons, with even his brother Jo deserting the party Pic: PA

Downing Street had one aim when Boris Johnson moved in: get him to win a general election with a majority and then have carte blanche to get on with pushing either for no deal or for new Brexit negotiations – all with a fresh mandate and without the irritation of DUP demands. That mandate would also allow the progress of the Cummings vision of reduced civil-service intervention and the accumulation of increased power in the...

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