Boris Johnson

More power to the press

As politicians become ever more cowed and curtailed, the press only grows in power, says Boris Johnson. Ministers may complain, but in fact this is exactly as it should be

It has for many years been a commonplace of political analysis that journalists have grown in stature as we politicians have shrunk. But the full reality of our reduced condition was rammed home to me, yet again, on the morning after the general election.

On the invitation of the BBC I went on telly to comment on the prospects of an exciting new Lib-Con coalition.

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