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Thatcher's downfall has a lesson for Boris's enemies

7 July 2022

3:34 AM

7 July 2022

3:34 AM

Few leaders could be as different in character as Margaret Thatcher and Boris Johnson, but one can compare their predicaments when colleagues turned on them.

Both had large parliamentary majorities and were never defeated in any election they led, yet both faced internal coups. In both cases, there were/are good reasons why colleagues were fed up with their leaders.

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