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Post landed, now the real difficulties start for British PM Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his speech outside 10 Downing Street following his appointment by the Queen in London, Britain, July 24, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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Mr Boris Johnson, Britain's new Prime Minister, enjoys one great advantage upon assuming office: His ruling Conservative Party MPs and rank-and-file members are so exhausted after years of internal bickering that they are desperate to see their new leader succeed.

But almost all the other odds are stacked against Mr Johnson.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2019, with the headline Post landed, now the real difficulties start for British PM Boris Johnson. Subscribe