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Professor Bale comments to Reuters on London Mayor Boris Johnson’s chances of becoming Prime Minister

18 September 2012

Reuters

Professor Bale comments on London Mayor Boris Johnson’s chances of becoming Prime Minister: “It's one thing to make great speeches at the Olympics, to make a virtue of bumbling through them and making the odd gaffe. But when you are in parliament you cannot afford to make those kinds of mistakes - you have to follow a brief.” Professor Bale, who is author of The Conservative Party: From Thatcher to Cameron adds: “If he can do that, all good, but that would also lead to Boris not being Boris, and he could lose his appeal."

 

 

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