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What kind of One Nation Tory is Boris Johnson?


Successive Tory leaders have sought to wrap themselves in the ‘One Nation’ mantle to appeal across the country’s divide. Boris Johnson is the latest to seize it. Professor of Politics, Professor Tim Bale said: “One Nation has become little more than a convenient shorthand for any Tory leader keen to present him or herself as a healer rather than a warrior — as a ‘new kind of Conservative’ rather than the same-old, same-old. Its very malleability risks rendering it meaningless.”
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