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Johnson basks in the adulation of party activists but in the real world trouble awaits

Away from the crowd in Manchester the political realities spell trouble for the prime minister

By Rachel Sylvester  

Photo: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

Get Brexit Done. That is the slogan on banners hanging around the exhibition hall and the applause line of every Tory conference speech. It came straight out of the focus groups conducted by No 10 and is now being repeated back to the voters by a prime minister elected by his party because of his “do or die” commitment to take the UK out of the EU.

Yet it is not, of course, in Manchester that Brexit will be delivered by 31stOctober—if it can be…

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