Conservative Party (UK)

Ambitious Boris Johnson rattles May, shakes up Brexit debate

Prime Minister Theresa May must be asking herself: How do you solve a problem like Boris Johnson?

Britain's undiplomatic chief diplomat has thrown British politics into turmoil by thrusting himself to the front of the Brexit debate at the worst possible time for the country's leader.

The insurrection has left friends and foes scrambling to determine his motives. Is he about to resign, get fired, mount a coup? Is he trying to push May into adopting his free-market vision of life outside the European Union?

The one certainty is that Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is exactly where he likes to be: at the center of attention.

"Everyone asking, 'What the...

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