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How Boris Johnson’s Brexit Election Gamble Could Backfire

  • Polling errors, Brexit and the U.K. voting system pose threats
  • Accidents happen and the PM’s character will be under fire
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Nomura's Rochester Is Short Sterling Because of U.K. Political Uncertainty

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Boris Johnson has succeeded, finally, in getting Parliament to give him the general election that he wants. The polls have him far ahead: YouGov had 36% of voters backing his Conservatives, with Labour in second place on 23%. But his move is still a risky one. Here are the ways it could go wrong.