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The next PM

We found out this week that Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will become the next UK PM. The winner will be announced late July.

It’s hard to see either coming up with a realistic strategy for Brexit going forward, but Johnson is clearly the more problematic of the two. He has a poor reputation among EU officials, perhaps for doing things like recently claiming the UK doesn’t actually have to pay its financial settlement to the EU.

The fear of a no deal outcome has resurged, given that the UK has spent much of its Brexit extension on a leadership contest instead of a way forward. The next PM will have to work fast if a breakthrough is to be had before the October deadline…