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Matt Cooper: Why Boris Johnson’s resignation is straight out of the Bertie Ahern playbook

The former British prime minister and former taoiseach both jumped before they were pushed – but that’s not the only thing they have in common

Boris Johnson: His financial dealings have been mired in mystery and controversy

Boris Johnson is a genius at trying to make his reaction to the story bigger than the actual story itself. In Trumpian-style, it partially works.

The story on Thursday morning, as some of Johnson’s fans saw it, was his description of the report of the House of Commons privileges committee into his Covid rule breaking behaviour as “a lie”, amidst a spew of near deranged attacks on those who had made the findings against him.