Boris Johnson and Brexit

The new UK prime minister has packed his cabinet with hardline Leavers. With a slowing economy and taxing Brussels negotiations ahead, can he deliver Brexit and meet his promise of national unity? Here’s the best of this week’s comment and analysis.

The prime minister’s promise of post-Brexit unity belies his contempt for Remain voters

At the head of the Conservative party and the British government, he could prove unpredictable

New UK prime minister is turning the Tories into the no-deal party

Boris Johnson’s sunny vision remains hostage to the politics of Brexit

Initial conversations with the EU are key: we can apply pressure but may have to compromise

Even MPs who oppose a no-deal Brexit are running out of options

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