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Boris Johnson is a bit like Churchill – but not in the ways he might want

By James Freeman, Senior Lecturer in Political History and Digital Humanities, University of Bristol
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Parallels don’t usually make for good history. They can overly flatter or excuse those involved, or imply a historic figure would act today as they did in the past.

Sometimes, though, politicians themselves invite comparisons with a famous predecessor. It isn’t surprising, then, that Boris Johnson has been judged against Winston Churchill, the leader Johnson has frequently…The Conversation

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