Boris, the Eton boy who ziplined past statesmanship

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Boris, the Eton boy who ziplined past statesmanship

A colourful and chequered career in politics and journalism preceded his ruthless Brexit ambitions

AFP

Since coming to power in July, Boris Johnson has shed his image as a jovial, wisecracking mophead to reveal a ruthless streak that has marked him out since childhood.

But his high-stakes Brexit approach of leaving the EU on October 31, come what may, has led to a series of defeats in parliament that have left him totally humiliated.

The man with a lifelong ambition to be prime minister – or “world king” in the words of his sister Rachel Johnson – could end up becoming Britain’s shortest-serving leader...

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