SBP editorial: Boris Johnson will put renewed pressure on Anglo-Irish relations

16th June, 2019

Max Hastings is as culpable as anyone for the rise of Boris Johnson. As the former editor of the Daily Telegraph, Hastings indulged Johnson, regularly publishing his work despite some noxious views and a loose association with facts.

A brief survey of Johnson’s career shows what simply must have been a careful effort to present himself as a comic, bumbling, occasionally oafish character, in the full knowledge that the public would warm to him in...

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