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Together we stay, divided we leave: Johnson’s high-risk election strategy

The UK prime minister’s Conservative Party wants to tap into divisions over the EU

Elizabeth Piper

The phoney war is over. After months of rehearsing his election strategy, British PM Boris Johnson is poised to run a high-risk campaign designed to exploit divisions over Brexit despite his public appeals for national unity.

Ahead of the December 12 vote, he will focus on portraying his new Brexit deal with the European Union as a victory for a leader who many said would be unable to win concessions from Brussels and would instead leave without an agreement.

Central to the election campaign will be the message that only Johnson can finish the job of leaving the EU, two sources close to the campaign said...

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