The end of May: are we headed for Boris Johnson as prime minister? | News


Whether she clings on for now or announces her resignation plans, Theresa May’s premiership appears to be in its final phase. But as rival candidates push themselves forward to succeed her, there is one overwhelming favourite: Boris Johnson.

The Guardian’s diplomatic editor, Patrick Wintour, has watched Johnson up close for years – from his time as an opposition MP, to mayor of London to foreign secretary. But, as he tells Anushka Asthana, discerning Johnson’s true political beliefs is not simple; he memorably wrote two newspaper columns arguing the opposing sides on the EU referendum in 2016 before finally deciding to back Brexit.

Also today: the Guardian’s Claire Armitstead on the outpouring of love from fans of children’s author Judith Kerr who has died.

Boris Johnson cycling

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