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Now, he is the Tory king, and the Brexiteers are the court.
The challenges are also of a historic scale. He'll take over a government with no real majority, a brew of politics and policy that over three years Whitehall and Brussels have failed to resolve.
And he is a politician, who even his allies who marvel at his gifts admit, struggles to make quick decisions.
One of his backers grimaced as they waited for this morning's announcement: "Now the hard part begins."
Laura Kuenssberg. Updated the 23/07/2019