Thursday August 13, 2020

To the victor, the spoils: what’s next for Boris Johnson

With the British prime minister’s stomping success, the Tories are back with a very loud bang

15th December, 2019
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Boris Johnson: the election result means he can mix up his cabinet any way he likes. Picture: Bloomberg

All hail the new emperor Boris Johnson! He has done the seemingly impossible and turned the red seats blue and, in so doing, has single-handedly launched a new era in British politics.

This is now a prime minister who can – and will – rule with an iron fist. He may have won because the opposition was useless. He may have won because Remain failed to unite. He may have won because his campaign was...

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