Johnson is front and centre, and EU is behind if it still won’t ...

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Johnson is front and centre, and EU is behind if it still won’t see that

There is a high chance that, over the coming days, Brussels will overplay its hand once again

Allister Heath

There is a new ideology in town in the UK, and it’s called Johnsonism. It is patriotic, optimistic, consumerist and designed to go with the grain of human nature: it doesn’t fit neatly into any of the old, abstract, Tory boxes.

Just as most voters straddle “right” and “left”, depending on the issue, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes in a pick-and-mix philosophy, albeit one grounded in the different strands of Tory thinking.

Combined with his joyful, unconventional delivery, Johnsonism will prove extraordinarily potent when an election finally comes...

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