Wolfgang Münchau Wolfgang Münchau

Blair is right: Boris doesn’t have a plan for Britain

Margaret Thatcher was the last Tory leader with an actual agenda

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What can Boris Johnson and the Tories learn from Tony Blair? While Labour’s former leader remains deeply unpopular – and indeed ultimately fell over a grave misjudgement – he was the UK’s last successful prime minister. Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Theresa May and, now, Boris Johnson exist in his shadow. The PM would be wise then to look to Blair’s rise to power – and his strategic approach to government – to learn some lessons.

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