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Luke Reader, of Arts and Sciences, discusses the unprecedented governing situation in the UK with the hospitalization of PM Boris Johnson

With Boris Johnson in intensive care, who runs the UK?

The Conversation: Luke Reader, instructor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, wrote about the unprecedented governing scenario brought about by the hospitalization of United Kingdom Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson, who, for first time in the country’s history, appointed a deputy to act in a PM’s name: “If Johnson remains ill for an extended period of time or succumbs to the coronavirus,” according to Reader, “the queen would have to select an acting prime minister.”Republished by The National Interest (UK), Raw Story and Yahoo News