In playing hardball, Johnson may be underrating his rivals | Heather Stewart

Brexit and election threats mean the only certainty for the prime minister is uncertaintyFollow the day’s political developments - liveBoris “I don’t want an election, you don’t want an election” Johnson may very soon be asking MPs to give...

In playing hardball, Johnson may be underrating his rivals | Heather Stewart

Brexit and election threats mean the only certainty for the prime minister is uncertainty

Boris “I don’t want an election, you don’t want an election” Johnson may very soon be asking MPs to give him the two-thirds majority he needs to send voters to the polls – as government briefing made clear soon after his statement outside No 10.

His short speech on Monday evening against a backdrop of chanting protesters was aimed squarely at exasperated voters: if we have to have a general election, don’t blame me.

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