UK Prime Minister
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Boris Johnson may soon have the power to call elections whenever he wants – A legal view on why that’s not a good idea.5 min read
If anything, the past few years have shown us why it should be difficult for a prime minister to call an election at will.
For the government, a Sunday announcement has several advantages, many of them to do with the news agenda.
After dealing with the initial health crisis, Boris Johnson must find a narrative that puts his team in a good light.
The UK doesn’t have a set back-up plan when a prime minister is unwell, but there are clear procedures in place.
To understand what is going on, it helps to look back at past leaders and their first secretaries.
The particulars of the British political system come into play at times like these.
The prime minister has a crucial role to play in coordinating and communicating the government’s overall response to the pandemic but other ministers also have crucial roles.