William Clouston on Boris Johnson’s election by the Conservative Party to Leader and Prime Minister

“Boris Johnson’s economic and social liberalism differs vastly from our Social Democrat outlook but he represents a ‘wild card’ which may deliver Brexit and, in doing so, restore faith in British democracy. The new Prime Minister will be up against a political, business, academic and media class determined to stop him. The fear mongering will be intense – but Johnson should reflect that he carries the hopes of a mainstream majority who want Britain to be an ordinary nation-state. Time will tell whether Johnson succeeds but he may be Brexit’s last chance – and in that I wish him well.”

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