Gordon Brown: Boris Johnson’s mistakes could still catch up with him

Exclusive: ex-PM cites example of Margaret Thatcher whose political demise came soon after landslide win

Boris Johnson’s conduct in office could still sink him despite his buoyancy in opinion polls, Gordon Brown has said, recalling the demise of Margaret Thatcher three years after a landslide election victory because “mistakes … caught up with her”.

The former Labour prime minister, speaking to the Guardian as he publishes a new book, also praised the climate movement, #MeToo and Black Lives Matter and predicted huge electoral changes across the world that he said would be led by the young.

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