Boris Johnson seen likely to face general election if he becomes PM
21 July 2019 | 7:40 am
Stephanie Kelly, senior political economist at Aberdeen Standard Investments, discusses Brexit, Bank of England policy and her view that Boris Johnson is likely to face a general election if elected Prime Minister.
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