July 26, 2022
Back to the Future in Post-Boris Britain
It’s become hard to imagine a political landscape not structured around Boris Johnson
When Johnson won big in 2019, pundits hailed the dawn of a new political era. But his party had already been in power for nine long years—and parties that stay in power that long tend, in Britain, to exhaust public support and run low on new ideas and political talent. Johnson wallpapered over that reality for a time, and now it is reasserting itself, with a vengeance.