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Big question: Has Britain fallen prey to populism?

A panel of contributors share their opinions

By Prospect Team  

Boris Johnson of the "Leave" campaign. Johnson has been called a populist by Jean Claude Juncker's Chief of Staff, Martin Selmayr©Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

This week, president of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker called the idea of Boris Johnson becoming Britain’s Prime Minister a “horror scenario.” Juncker’s chief of staff, Martin Selmayr, then tweeted a comment lumping Johnson in with Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen and added “it…

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