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Boris’s bubbly formula

The latest Boris Johnson collection has lots of laughs and little substance

By Robin McGhee  


Contrary to his own belief, Boris Johnson’s political success has only a few parallels with that of Winston Churchill. One notable similarity is how they both rest their success on a combination of basic political skill and an ability to be universally entertaining. In The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson (Bloomsbury, £9.99), the latest collection of Boris ephemera, he is on spectacular form.

Johnson has produced a small whale of journalistic patter over the course of…

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