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Tory Press Makes Grim Reading for Boris Johnson After Narrow Win

Boris Johnson during a recent cabinet meeting in London.
Boris Johnson during a recent cabinet meeting in London.

Photographer: Andy Rain/EPA/Bloomberg

Conservative-leaning UK newspapers laid bare the trouble Boris Johnson is in after he narrowly survived a confidence vote of his MPs.

The Daily Telegraph, Johnson’s former employer, is usually staunch backer of the Tories but declared it a “hollow victory” that has “crushed” his authority. Its front-page story on Tuesday described Johnson as “clinging to power” and the Conservative Party tearing itself apart.