Johnson channels Churchillian resolve in a rambling tribute

15th January, 2015

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, recently said that if he was reviewing his own book about Winston Churchill, he would know exactly how to do it. “I would immediately rehearse the superficial points of resemblance and I would show that it’s all complete bollocks!”

Sadly, it is not that easy. Churchill was a maverick, charismatic, egomaniacal writer and orator who became prime minister and changed history through his sheer force...

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