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Political commentator Nick Cohen takes a view of Boris Johnson leader of the out of EU compaign we relay the ecorded sound made by theTreasury Committee
Wednesday 23 March 2016 Meeting started at 9.18am, ended 12.27pm
It is easy to see how Boris Johnson could be prime minister by the autumn. “Leave” wins, and David Cameron resigns. We already know that a majority of the 140,000 or so Conservative party members, who will decide the government of a country of 64 million, back him. Give them the chance, and they will put him in Downing Street.
If countries get the politicians they deserve, the possibility of a Johnson premiership suggests that the British are now a nation of charlatans. No one who has studied him thinks he is telling the truth when he says he believes that it is in our best interests to leave the European Union. The reason why he must deceive reveals Johnson’s low character as clearly as his casual mendacity.