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Ukraine has saved Boris Johnson for now, but dangers remain

By Robert Shrimsley

09 Mar 2022 · 4 min read

The war in Ukraine is still running hot but in the safer pastures of Westminster, forces loyal to Boris Johnson are declaring victory in the battle to save his premiership.

The prime minister had already made progress in his efforts to stave off a no-confidence vote among Tory MPs in the wake of the partygate lockdown breaches and other misjudgments. Yet with the focus on Ukraine, even hostile colleagues can see there is no mood among MPs for infighting.

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