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These by-election losses are not the final blow for Boris Johnson


Director Will Tanner writes for the iPaper on the causes and implications of the Conservative Party’s double by-election defeats last week. He writes:

“[…] the Prime Minister has been gifted a temporary reprieve from his victory in the no confidence vote and the lack of preparedness among his potential replacements. The result makes it even less plausible that he will lead the Conservatives into another election, but that does not mean he will be ousted now.

“[…] So yesterday’s by-election defeats matter. But probably as warning shots rather than the final blow. The Conservative vote is adrift, restless, angry. It is not yet lost, but time is running out to retrieve it.”

Read the full piece here.

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