Boris Johnson’s pitch is all about his character. That’s why the row in his flat matters | Matthew d’Ancona

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The would-be prime minister says Brexit just requires brio and confidence. He turned politics into a game of personality

Let’s begin with the straightforward part: any incident in which a woman is heard screaming in her home, and shouting “Get off me!” at a man, instantly becomes a matter not only of public interest but public responsibility.

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