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How Boris Johnson Became a Footnote

Boris Johnson, stuck on a zip line, during the 20212 London Olympics. Source: ITV.com.

Johnson treated public office like one big joke, and was content to have himself portrayed the same way in the media: as a shambling, scruffy-haired scallywag, a buffoonish bumbler always ready with a jolly jape and a sheepish shrug when he was caught out in a bit of mischief. This carried him far in a system happy to hide its rapacious corruption behind his resounding noise.

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