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I am a Boris Johnson sceptic but his response to this crisis deserves our respect

The prime minister has shown seriousness when it mattered most

By Rachel Sylvester  

Photo: Leon Neal/PA Wire/PA Images

Boris Johnson has always played the fool. The Tories’ Lord of Misrule has spent his entire life pushing the boundaries and railing against convention. He has broken the rules and got away with it, but there was always a sense among his family and friends that one day he would grow up and put his youthful indiscretions behind him. The clown would turn into a statesman, or transform like Shakespeare’s Prince Hal in Henry IV…

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