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UK prime minister will likely remain in power for now

Friday, January 14, 2022


As many as a dozen lockdown parties are now alleged to have been held at Downing Street, significantly damaging Johnson’s support among the public and his Conservative Party. His position as party leader and prime minister is gravely threatened.


  • Johnson’s domestic troubles, coupled with rising economic concerns, increase the chance of an agreement with the EU over Northern Ireland.
  • Disillusionment with Johnson, opposition to net-zero and culture wars open the door for Nigel Farage’s Reform Party to revive its appeal.
  • Rising inflation threatens to undermine consumer confidence and slow the economic recovery over the coming year.
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