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Kevin Rafferty
Opinion

Opinion

Kevin Rafferty

Welcome to Boris Johnson’s theatre of the absurd. But no one should laugh

  • It is Britain’s funeral if it crashes out of the EU – recession and a break-up of the UK are the more likely outcomes, rather than the new prime minister’s promise of a magical revolution
  • Worse, Britain risks losing its voice in the international, rules-based order it helped to build, just when the unravelling system most needs support

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