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Watch: Boris Johnson makes the Germans laugh

Boris Johnson’s critics predicted that he would be something of a disaster on the world stage, but his debut as Prime Minister in Berlin has got off to a good start.

Firstly, he avoided the fate of Theresa May, who managed to get locked into her car when she arrived to meet Angela Merkel.

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