Saturday February 22, 2020

Top prize is Johnson’s to lose

Unless he slips on a major banana skin in his campaign, the former mayor of London is set to be the next British prime minister. This is not good news for the North

16th June, 2019
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Michael Gove: the Environment Secretary has a strong affinity with unionism and is bitterly opposed to the Good Friday Agreement

Everything in the Tory leadership race is anchored in its key contender, Boris Johnson, and in the party’s greatest challenge – Brexit. Each remaining candidate is positioning himself in relation to Johnson as the man to beat and to Brexit as the enduring millstone around the party’s (and country’s) neck.

Already, the bottom of the barrel has been scraped out and four contenders have been struck off the list...

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