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Boris Johnson is more like Bill Clinton than Donald Trump

Why do so many people try to compare Boris Johnson with Donald Trump? There is a US president whose manner and approach our Prime Minister resembles, but it isn’t Trump – it is Bill Clinton. It is hard to think of anyone else who has honed to a fine art the ability to survive narrow scrapes with native charm.

Just look at the reaction to the allegation that Boris groped a young female journalist, Charlotte Edwardes, beneath The Spectator’s dining table two decades ago   

Yes, Donald Trump survived groping allegations too, but not without stirring up a hornets’ nest of outrage,...

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