A Cultural Clash: Boris Johnson The Right Guy For The Job?

Boris Johnson is in trouble. For more than six months I have worked on the advanced research project on how the broader British electorate sees our country under a Conservative government that has led…

A Cultural Clash: Boris Johnson The Right Guy For The Job?

Boris Johnson is in trouble.

For more than six months I have worked on the advanced research project on how the broader British electorate sees our country under a Conservative government that has led us to war and a Cameron-Clegg coalition, which did a deal, Brexit-style, with the European Union to keep us in the single market and to take us further down the path of disintegration.

My goal is to examine the relationship of a British newspaper columnist to that newspaper’s political editorial board, and of those editorial boards to those newspapers. A related objective is to ensure that what one thinks of his views upon Brexit is determined in part by how he positions himself relative to the paper that published him. And, of course, his views themselves matter as well.

If Johnson declares his support for either David Davis or Michel Barnier, the members of the parliamentary Brexit select committee may not meet tomorrow.

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