RPT-PROFILE-With eye on Downing Street, Boris bets all on Brexit

February 22, 2016 7:36 AM

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LONDON Feb 21 With one hand in his suit pocket and the other mussing his signature blond hair, Boris Johnson on Sunday took the riskiest gamble of his career: to oppose Prime Minister David Cameron by campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union.

If the stars align for London's eccentric mayor and the voters agree with him in a June 23 referendum, his bet could help him win Cameron's job. But if Britons vote to stay in, he could find that he has blown his chance for good.

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