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There has been a change in the air pressure in the Commons chamber since Boris Johnson produced a revised deal with the European Union. In the first phase of his premiership much of the place hated him. Those of us looking on from the gallery could see it written on the faces of opposition MPs. Some of them contorted their features every time Boris opened his mouth. Tories, worried he wasn’t a great Commons performer, watched to see how he would do.
In getting a deal he proved his critics wrong and grew in stature. Those saying he had caved sounded bitter. Wasn’t compromise what they wanted? He got a revised deal and moved into phase two of his premiership.