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Interview: Nick Boles—if the Tories ditch modernisation I’ll come out all guns blazing

The former skills minister on Brexit, the direction of the Conservative Party and David Cameron's legacy

By Sam Macrory  

Nick Boles ©Jon Super/AP/Press Association Images

Few politicians felt the abrupt change in the political weather on 23rd June as sharply as Nick Boles. Having found himself on the wrong side of the referendum argument, and as an MP seen as being close to the defeated ex-prime minister David Cameron, Boles describes the result of the vote on Britain’s membership of the European Union as being “as close to a revolution as this ancient, grumpy parliament gets.”

Over a decade ago, Boles was part…

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