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Johnson gets keys to Brexit Britain

BLAZE OF TORY Boris Johnson, seen campaigning in London on July 11, will take on Brexit as the U.K.’s new Prime Minister

EXACTLY A WEEK BEFORE BORIS JOHNSON became Prime Minister of the U.K., he stood on a stage in London waving a smoked fish above his head.

“I want you to consider this kipper,” Johnson told his crowd. British manufacturers of the traditional breakfast treat were having their postage costs unfairly pushed up by E.U. regulations, he said. After Brexit, such red tape would be a thing of the past. “We will,” he said, “get our mojo back.”

It was classic Boris, as he is widely known—soaring rhetoric on a patriotic theme, delivered with an attention-grabbing

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