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End of the “Boris bounce”?

Two-thirds believe Boris Johnson does not have the gravitas to lead the nation

By Peter Kellner   April 2014

“He has developed an image that is the envy of most politicians” ©Andrew Parsons via Flicker

We like him. He makes us laugh. He is so much more refreshing than other politicians. But do we want Boris Johnson running the country? Is he up to the job of taking the big, tough decisions? Is he serious enough to deal with a crisis?

Even though he is not even an MP, he is widely talked of as the next Conservative leader. The assumption—by friends and enemies alike—is that he is…

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