It was a Brexit debate. That’s what Boris Johnson wanted and indeed what he got.
For the past three years, the UK and EU have been locked in an odd Brexit tango, where moves on both sides have been guided by misunderstanding and mistrust. The past fortnight has seen a change of rhythm: the attention is now firmly on the UK as the outcome of the General Election will dictate […]
Manifestos are peculiar things, a mixture of the profound and the prosaic. On the one hand they contain the big ideas that define elections. They provide the ammunition that gets fired during the campaign.
The Tories enter this campaign with a healthy poll lead but as the 2017 general demonstrated, a lot can change when the starting gun is fired and already Labour is narrowing the gap in the polls.
I have fought four General Elections as a Conservative candidate and have developed a healthy level of scepticism in overly obsessing about opinion polls.
BORIS Johnson has gambled Britain's future on the belief he can unite Leavers and Remainers who just want Brexit over so schools, hospitals and policing can get the attention they deserve.
It is a common mistake of political pundits to obsess over headline voting intention numbers in the public domain, at the expense of everything else.
Brexit isn’t the only issue concerning Europe for the first time in a while.
Boris Johnson will delegate power to his Cabinet and No 10 lieutenants, letting them govern while he presides as Britain's ambassadorial chairman. The new Prime Minister will approach the job in precisely the opposite way to Theresa May.
Johnson must tread a narrow path in his first 100 days.
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