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Irish backstop – Fintan O’Toole: Johnson’s win gives stable majority to a very unstable character


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Irish backstop – Fintan O’Toole: Johnson’s win gives stable majority to a very unstable character

One important point is parties supporting second referendum won a majority of votes Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 09:36Updated: Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 11:09 British prime minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for Buckingham Palace on Friday morning where he is expected to see Queen Elizabeth II and be invited to form a Government. Photograph: PA…

Irish backstop – Fintan O’Toole: Johnson’s win gives stable majority to a very unstable character

Irish backstop –


Irish backstop – One important point is parties supporting second referendum won a majority of votes

Updated: Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 11:09

Irish backstop - British prime minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for Buckingham Palace on Friday morning where he is expected to see Queen Elizabeth II and be invited to form a Government. Photograph: PA

British prime minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for Buckingham Palace on Friday morning where he is expected to see Queen Elizabeth II and be invited to form a Government. Photograph: PA

A line from the old gambler’s lament takes a whole new twist: “Wherever I roll the dice/ The blues run the game.”

Boris Johnson is an opportunist and a gambler. He made a huge, even reckless, bet by deciding to put all his chips on the opportunity to sweep up seats in Labour’s heartlands in the English midlands and north.

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