How the ongoing Jennifer Arcuri scandal exposes a difficult paradox for Boris Johnson

If the Prime Minister pulls off a large election victory, Conservative MPs may soon regard him as disposable. 

Did the Conservatives offer peerages and government jobs in order to encourage Brexit Party candidates not to stand? Those are the accusations that Nigel Farage and other Brexit Party bigwigs are throwing at Boris Johnson.

If you’re the police, then these are, of course, serious allegations that need to be investigated in full and with an open mind. But frankly, if you’re anyone else and are wondering how much headroom to give to the accusations: I’d draw your attention to...
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