Fintan O’Toole: Britain’s fate may rest on Boris Johnson’s ability to polish poo

Who better than the next British PM to sell a withdrawal agreement tweak as a win?

July 18th, 2018: Boris Johnson used his resignation speech in the House of Commons to urge the British prime minister to change tack on Brexit. Video: Parliament TV

Blessed are the poo-polishers, for they shall see the kingdom of Brexit.

A little over a year ago, when Theresa May browbeat her recalcitrant cabinet into endorsing her Brexit plan at Chequers, Boris Johnson, then foreign secretary, repeatedly complained that arguing for the plan would be like “polishing a turd”.

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