A Johnson premiership could be a blessing in disguise for us
Boris Johnson could easily abandon Brexit once he is in office, and Brexiteers who believe the Tory frontrunner is the Messiah will be sadly disappointed
Observing the Conservative leadership contest from Dublin can be a rather deflating experience. A Boris Johnson premiership feels inevitable. For many, this hails the end of an era of delusion and wishful thinking in the Brexit process, to be replaced by an era of intransigence and inevitable rupture.
The pessimism that has infected thinking in the Irish government, and the public discourse here more generally, is perfectly understandable. The likely next prime minister is a...
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