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Calling Boris Johnson “the British Trump” shows a misunderstanding of parliamentary democracy

Despite what Corbyn might imply, British democracy is good at knocking back populist insurgents—as the career of Britain's most actually Trump-like politician makes clear...

By Jason Reed  

No, Boris Johnson isn't the British Trump. But someone in UK politics is—or at least, is trying to be. Photo: PA

Boris Johnson is Britain’s Trump. The left’s rhetoric is becoming increasingly bereft of ingenuity, to the point that this is now the go-to line. It was most recently regurgitated by Jeremy Corbyn in his speech earlier this week. During ‘Corbyn in Corby’—an instant classic—everyone’s favourite magic grandpa declared that our new Prime Minister is, for all intents and purposes, the same person as President Trump, insofar as…

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