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Johnson’s political sophistry is no fix for Britain’s economic travails

The PM’s plans will exacerbate challenges facing the beleaguered UK economy

By Paul Wallace  

Photo: Han Yan/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

A remarkable feature of the election was that the economy, usually centre-stage in the campaign, counted for so little. But it will come to the fore now, determining whether Boris Johnson can consolidate his triumph at the polls or whether his lustre will soon fade. Whether the economy performs well or badly will be crucial in determining living standards and the ability of the Treasury to finance…

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