Sir Lynton Crosby and the dark art of kingmaking

By James Murphy
June 1 2019 - 12:00am

The race is well and truly on to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader and prime minister of Britain. It's a crowded field, with enough jostling to make the outcome less than certain, but Boris Johnson, former foreign secretary, former mayor of London and Brexiteer-in-chief, is touted as the man to beat. That's a function not just of his charisma, which is undeniable, but also of the legendary abilities of his chief strategist and confidant, Australian political guru Lynton Crosby.

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