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Why can’t our politicians be more like Britain’s barmy but super-smart Boris Johnson?

28th February, 2016
Boris Johnson needs no help to be funny – he does it all himself Picture: Getty

I have a confession to make. I have a bit of a thing for London’s lord mayor and newly-outed Brexit advocate, Boris Johnson. No, I don’t secretly fancy him – or even agree with him – but I find him a tremendous hoot.

It was not ever thus. It’s probably 25 years since I first came across Boris Johnson when he featured in a British Sunday supplement, newly graduated, ruddy cheeked...

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