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With Boris Johnson’s ascension, Brexit ordeal is far from over

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When the 21st-century history is written about the decline and fall of the United Kingdom as a consequential global power, this may be the encyclopedia listing for Boris Johnson, the overwhelming favourite to succeed Theresa May next month as prime minister:

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964), British politician, serial liar and snake-oil salesperson; chief architect of the disastrous Brexit policy; notoriously lazy, uninformed and homophobic; often compared to Donald Trump for his use of racist language, anti-Muslim stereotypes and the demeaning treatment of women, but very different from Trump in at least one respect: on occasion, Boris can be very funny.

Yes, during this next stage of Britain's painful slow-motion national suicide, we can at least be consoled that the country's blond-haired class clown will leave 'em laughing as Britain fades resolutely into obscurity.

How about the time at the London Olympics when, as the city's mayor, he ended up........

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