Friday February 28, 2020

Ashoka Mody: Why Boris Johnson is right to back Brexit

While Cameron employs scare tactics, the London mayor has the weight of history on his side

6th March, 2016
As one of Britains leading Conservative figures, Boris Johnson was the heavy hitter that the campaign for Brexit needed Pic: Getty

London’s flamboyant mayor Boris Johnson has invited the rage of his prime minister, David Cameron. Johnson will urge the British public to vote for leaving the European Union in the June 23 referendum. He has become the most prominent and influential voice for British exit – Brexit; not surprisingly, Cameron has lashed out.

Cameron is in a tangle of his own making. He calculated that a referendum would neutralise opponents who were gaining by...

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