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Professor Tim Bale, Boris Johnson and ‘Brexit minister’ resign, leaving government in disarray


Professor Tim Bale commented on Boris Johnson’s resignation in The Washington Post. Professor Bale said that although May is in a difficult spot, “I don’t think it’s necessarily fatal for her — at the moment anyways.” He said the Conservative Party doesn’t really have the appetite for another general election — because of the ongoing Brexit negotiations and because Tories haven’t coalesced around a candidate to champion. Johnson has “still got a bit of a fan club, but I’m not sure he’s the pinup that he once was,” Bale said.
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