August 12, 2014

Will the British Public Take Boris Seriously?

Peter Kellner, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Nobody could have been surprised by Boris Johnson’s announcement that he intends to stand for parliament next year. We all knew he would, just as we all know that he wants to lead the Conservative Party and become Prime Minister.

The issue is not his ambition, which is both proper and wholly transparent, but whether he is actually the vote-winner that he claims to be. YouGov surveys for the Sunday Times and Sun on Sunday suggest a more nuanced picture than either he or his detractors might wish.

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TAGGED: Conservative Party, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson


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