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Michael Gove. Picture: Reuters

Michael Gove. Picture: Reuters

Riding high: Boris Johnson leaves his home in London. Photo: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Riding high: Boris Johnson leaves his home in London. Photo: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

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Michael Gove. Picture: Reuters

None of the frontrunners cited as likely successors to Theresa May will inspire too much confidence in Dublin about a good Brexit outcome - but some are less awful than others.

All contenders will strike a strong pro-Brexit pose and talk about returning to Brussels in a bid to re-open the EU-UK draft divorce deal struck by Mrs May on November 25 last, and which has failed to get the necessary Westminster parliament ratification three times.


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