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​News | Explainer: Why new British PM Boris Johnson could have a big impact on global economy

Published on: 25-Jul-2019


New British PM Boris Johnson may have got the job he always wanted, but some commentators say Britain faces its greatest challenge since World War II. United States President Donald Trump was quick to congratulate Mr Johnson whom he called a “Britain Trump”. Asst Prof Walid Jumblatt Abdullah of NTU’s School of Social Sciences’ public policy and global affairs programme, said "I can see why people compare the two, because both are loud, outrageous and larger-than-life personalities… However, there are key differences. Boris has had political experience before, and served in the highest positions in cabinet. He was also the mayor of London, a cosmopolitan, multi-racial city which usually votes Labour.”
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