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Is Britain ready for a populist prime minister?

The forces of nationalism are on the rise around the world. They could carry a demagogue to Downing Street

Boris Johnson, the man most likely to bring populism to Downing Street

On the day that Britain was supposed to leave the European Union, the far-right gathered in Westminster. From a stage overlooking the Houses of Parliament, the Islamophobic campaigner Stephen Yaxley-Lennon—better known as Tommy Robinson—ranted about betrayal and humiliation, dismissed as traitors those MPs who opposed Brexit, and issued a warning that there would be trouble if “the will of people” was not respected. As night fell, the mood turned ugly. Some in the crowd of several thousand…

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