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May I have a word about… Boris Johnson and the Tory leadership race

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And then there were two. What a blessed relief it is to type those words. That relief is particularly keenly felt because it means that political commentators opining on the Conservative leadership contest can no longer wield ad nauseam their preferred, oh-so predictable horse-racing cliches – runners and riders, the field, jockeying for position, the winning post being in sight.

It will also remove from my mind the image of Boris Johnson being poured into his racing silks. Far too queasy-making to contemplate. Not so much Royal Ascot as a donkey derby.

On the subject of the........

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