🔗 The Blundering Brilliance of Prime Minister Boris Johnson
A rather hagiographic explainer of Johnson for American readers by Andrew Sullivan who knew him at Oxford, but it’s worth skimming to the end section:

“He has done what no other conservative leader in the West has done: He has co-opted and thereby neutered the far right. The reactionary Brexit Party has all but collapsed since Boris took over. Anti-immigration fervor has calmed. The Tories have also moved back to the economic and social center under Johnson’s leadership.”

I don’t think I agree, but it’s an interesting strategy - embrace the extremists to silence them. I wonder if it will work… (via)