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Professor Tim Bale, Will Boris Johnson be the next Prime Minister


Professor Tim Bale writes for City AM about whether Boris Johnson, current Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, could ever be the next Prime Minister: “Boris’s time was straight after the EU referendum, and he blew it. He simply didn’t have the parliamentary numbers to make it through to the final round decided on by grassroots members. Since then, even they seem a little less keen. And there’s no evidence that Boris has persuaded more colleagues at Westminster to back him either. Nil desperandum BoJo! But, right now, at least, Downing Street looks like a distant prospect.”
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