Boris Johnson’s election gamble

The prime minister vowed Brexit would happen on October 31, but it didn’t. Instead, the EU said yes to another delay and parliament finally agreed to polls. What are the possible paths to power? Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis

The timing of the vote reflects Conservative party political interest not Brexit

Electoral stereotypes help lobbyists but hobble unifying leadership

A no-deal Brexit is still possible and remains the most significant threat to sterling

After a sobering failure, the Tories and Labour might reconsider their extremism

FT's Robert Shrimsley and Miranda Green sketch the path to power

As elections loom, the risks from paid disinformation remain high

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It would be naive to think any party is indifferent to a vote, but the degrees of enthusiasm tell us a lot

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After Brexit, the UK could drift into an antagonistic relationship with its continental neighbours

Letter from Rupert Boswall, Staplehurst, Kent, UK