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Boris’s plan to divide and conquer

21 May 2022

9:00 AM

21 May 2022

9:00 AM

Boris Johnson has never quite been able to decide whether he wants to be a great unifier or a great divider. Does he want to govern like he did at City Hall – the ‘generous-hearted, loving mayor of London’, as he once described himself – or is his best chance for re-election a return to the Brexit-style wars that landed him in Downing Street?

These days, there are plenty of signs that the government is in fight mode.

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