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Jeremy Hunt (left) and Boris Johnson (right) are battling it out to be the next leader of the Tory party, and ultimately the next leader of the UK. The Conversation/AAP

Tory leadership race: it’s Jeremy Hunt (who?) vs Boris Johnson (yes, really), with the future of the UK at stake

In keeping with the permanent state of political misery induced by Brexit, any outcome of the leadership contest and the subsequent UK-EU politics will make almost everyone unhappy.
Boris Johnson is one of the leading candidates to succeed Theresa May as prime minster. He has none of the required qualities to make a success of Brexit. Andy Rain/EPA

Why Boris Johnson would be a mistake to succeed Theresa May

If Boris Johnson becomes PM, the most likely outcome is a no-deal Brexit leavened with the rhetoric of past and future glories of the UK. There are better candidates for the job.

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