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It would be a mistake to underestimate Boris Johnson's ruthless ambition

I’ve lost count of the number of column inches outlining a new low in relations between David Cameron and his long-time rival Boris Johnson. Every few months, Johnson says or writes something at odds with Cameron and official Conservative policy—whether it’s lowering the top rate of tax or calling for a tougher approach to the EU.

His latest opportunistic salvo comes against the backdrop of the riots:

“If you ask me whether I think there is a…

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