How Brexit conflict turned the clock back a year for Boris Johnson


MPs are divided over Brexit treaty changes, UK relations with the EU have reached a new low and the prime minister is facing a backbench rebellion. 

It’s all beginning to feel a bit like October 2019, with Boris Johnson confronted with the same challenges all over again.

If the return from recess has felt like stepping into a time machine for the PM, he is not alone, with Politico’s Alex Wickham describing the week in politics as “a Brexit double take”. So is Johnson living in a Brexit Groundhog Day?

‘The funeral pyre’

The issue of EU membership has become a “funeral pyre” for Tory leaders over the past four decades, bringing down the governments of Margaret Thatcher, John Major, David Cameron and Theresa May.

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