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Boris vs. Jo — oh brother

Niall Ferguson
 

By Niall Ferguson (Original source Boston Globe)

“To lose 21 members of Parliament may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose your own brother looks like carelessness.

Back in 2010, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson mocked David and Ed Miliband after the latter defeated his elder brother in the Labor party’s 2010 leadership race.

“We don’t do things that way,” Johnson declared. “That’s a very left-wing thing . . . only a socialist could do that to his brother, only a socialist could regard familial ties as being so trivial as to shaft his own brother.”’

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