Bumpy ride for UK PM candidate, Brexit and the future of the Conservative party
Commentary: Bumpy ride for UK PM candidate
By Meghnad Desai and David Marsh in London
Britain is trying to resolve its problem over leaving the European Union through a further round of the Conservative party’s 30-year civil war. The election of another short-lived leader will damage the UK irretrievably. Front-runner Boris Johnson polarises as much as he unites. It would not be the first time that a UK prime minister had a reputation for either unreliability, low capacity for sustained work, or inability to think strategically. But it would probably be the first time that a leader combined all three traits.
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Meeting: Britain’s exit from the EU and the future of the Conservative party
Monday 1 July, London, 12:45 BST
Greg Hands, Conservative member of parliament for Chelsea and Fulham and former minister of state at the UK department for international trade (2016-18), will discuss Brexit and the future of the Conservative party. Topics will include the Conservative leadership race, the impact of the party leadership on the different Brexit scenarios, and the long-term impact of parliamentary gridlock on UK politics.
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