THE GUARDIAN: Is Boris Johnson really ready to take an enormous electoral gamble?

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Release date: 27/7/2019

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Boris Johnson’s appointment of a cabinet dominated by hardline Brexiters suggests he will adopt an uncompromising approach to Brexit, one that will be hard to deliver given the current composition of the House of Commons. But what if the goal is to change the Commons arithmetic via an early election? Could a “delivering Brexit” campaign win him a parliamentary majority and, if so, where would he need to win and what would the risks be?

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TitleIs Boris Johnson really ready to take an enormous electoral gamble?
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date27/07/19
DescriptionBoris Johnson’s appointment of a cabinet dominated by hardline Brexiters suggests he will adopt an uncompromising approach to Brexit, one that will be hard to deliver given the current composition of the House of Commons. But what if the goal is to change the Commons arithmetic via an early election? Could a “delivering Brexit” campaign win him a parliamentary majority and, if so, where would he need to win and what would the risks be?
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/27/is-boris-johnson-really-ready-to-take-enormous-electoral-gamble
PersonsRobert Ford