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Is Boris Johnson bluffing?

The PM is genuinely banking on last minute concessions from Europe. But he has made a grave miscalculation 

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Kirsty Wigglewsorth/PA Wire/PA Images

If you are wondering whether you are living through some kind of fever dream this summer, you are not alone. The normally calm and quiet August days are currently filled with newspaper articles about voluntary airlifts to deliver food and medicine in less than 12 weeks’ time, while pundits are debating what happens if the prime minister loses the confidence of MPs but refuses to resign. Government-supporting newspapers are reporting this unique self-inflicted catastrophe not as a manifestation…

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