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  • Brexit Hard-liners Lose Battle as Aide to U.K’s Johnson Quits

    LONDON — An abrasive, plain-speaking former tabloid reporter, Lee Cain was part of a tight-knit team of Brexit campaigners who tied their fortunes to Boris Johnson and were rewarded with plum jobs in Downing Street when he became prime minister last year. On Wednesday, though, Mr. Cain’s luck ran out after he lost a power struggle, quit as communications chief and left behind him a much broader question: As the Brexit trade negotiations enter the final stages, is Mr. Johnson turning against the hard-line Brexit faction that helped him to power? Speculation is now rife about the future of Mr. Johnson’s most influential and divisive aide, Dominic Cummings, the chief…

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