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Can Boris do as effective a job for Out as Cameron is doing for In?

5 March 2016

10:00 AM

5 March 2016

10:00 AM

Pro-Brexit Tory Cabinet Minister would, I suspect, not be complaining about the government’s referendum campaign tactics if they didn’t fear that they were effective. Whatever you think about how he has done it, David Cameron has driven the risks of leaving the EU up the agenda this week. He has pushed the Out campaign onto the back foot.

This is what makes Boris Johnson’s appearance on Marr tomorrow morning so important, I argue in my Sun column this week. Out need Boris to drive their agenda as successfully as Cameron is pushing IN’s.

The interview is a big moment for Boris too. It will be the biggest test yet of whether he can make the transition from the politician who voters would most like to have a laugh with, to the leader whose judgement the nation trusts most.

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