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“I can imagine running for Tory leader again”

If it all comes apart post-referendum, Boris is the favourite for the leadership

“There will be a short period, probably measured in weeks, in which there will still be a bit of hysteria—no doubt about that—but then what will surface will be in the national interest of this country.”

In an exclusive interview with Prospect, David Davis, the Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden and prominent Brexiteer, rejected the idea that the European Union will seek to punish Britain if we vote to leave on 23rd June: “It’s highly unlikely—you’re talking tiny fractions of a per cent—that the EU will stick to a punitive line.” Not when “we are Germany’s fastest growing market—we’re their biggest export market within the EU.”

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In Prospect’s July issue: In her final issue as Editor Bronwen Maddox explores the legacy of former Prime Minister Tony Blair having spoken with him at a Prospect event on 24th May. She examines his domestic policy, the lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan and what the future holds for the Labour Party. The Chancellor George Osborne lays down his view on why the public should to “Remain” in the EU, and Ian Hargreaves takes a close look at what is happening at the BBC. Also in this issue: Former Conservative leader David Davis suggests he can see a very narrow set of circumstances that might push him towards running for the party leadership again, William Skidelsky writes about why tennis is the best sport and Vanora Bennett looks at Svetlana Alexievich’s extraordinary work recording Russia’s lost voices.