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Boris Johnson’s woes are multiplied if he cannot ‘unite the right’


In an opinion piece published in the Financial Times Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London and co-author of ‘The British General Election of 2019’, writes that lessons from the 2019 general election show the Conservatives are vulnerable as a midterm by-election looms.
Professor Bale notes that although one of the keys to the party’s victory was the ability to “unite the right” with a promise to “Get Brexit Done”, it nevertheless remains vulnerable to a populist radical right insurgency.

This was covered in the Financial Times



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