August 10, 2012

In Olympics, Boris Wins, Cameron Loses

George Eaton, The Staggers

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It's not hard to identify the political winners of the Olympics. Boris Johnson, who never missed an opportunity to make a populist intervention, and whose named was chanted by thousands during that extraordinary speech in Hyde Park, is now spoken of as a potential prime minister by both the left and the right, and is increasingly viewed as a threat by Labour.

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TAGGED: United Kingdom, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, 2012 London Olympics


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