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John Kampfner
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is a former editor of the New Statesman.

Despite a shambolic handling of the coronavirus crisis, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has largely maintained his popularity.

Populists are having a bad COVID-19 crisis. The key challenge for centrist politics, however, is to combine competence with risk-taking radicalism.

The COVID-19-induced economic carnage provides Boris Johnson with a cover for a hard Brexit. 

Europe by Numbers: A Very British Election

By winning 365 of the 650 parliamentary seats, Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have changed Britain’s political landscape for the next five years, possibly for the …