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Boris Johnson, who endorsed Brexit, may be the PM who will have to see it through

On July 22, we will know whether the voluble, brash British MP and former London mayor is the new head of the Conservative Party and the new prime minister. Michael Enright spoke with Boris Johnson in 2012, about his memoir 'Johnson's Life of London.'
Former London Mayor and "Vote Leave" campaigner Boris Johnson (Mary TurnerAFP/Getty Images) (Mary Turner/AFP/Getty Images)

When Britain's Conservative Party announces the name of its new leader – and the country's next prime minister – on July 22nd, it may well be Boris Johnson.

The member of Parliament and former mayor of London, who is brash and outspoken, has been the favoured candidate over former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt. The victor will be responsible for shepherding the country through Brexit and Johnson, who was firmly in favour of the U.K.'s departure from the European Union, has already said he will see through that process "deal or no deal."

In 2012, GQ magazine named Johnson Britain's most influential man. Shortly afterwards, he spoke with The Sunday Edition's Michael Enright about his memoir Johnson's Life of London.

Click "Listen" above to hear that conversation.


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