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What just happened in England was a triumph for right-wing populism and lies

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A Conservative win in the U.K. shows how the modern populist formula works. Americans beware.

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Boris Johnson’s efforts to ram through a no-deal Brexit have unleashed a massive fight over who holds political power in the U.K.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a year-six history class with pupils during a visit to Pimlico Primary School on September 10, 2019, in London, England. Photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images


With the U.K. already engulfed in its own Brexit crisis, it’s unlikely Johnson has any desire to stake his reputation on a conflict with Iran

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Like Trump, new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a populist and showman with a penchant for lies

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to media outside Number 10, in London on 24 July 2019. Photo: Giannis Alexopoulos/NurPhoto/Getty Images


The U.K. risks getting trapped in a self-perpetuating cycle that drives voters and politicians further and further to the right

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