Boris's Literary Language

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For the first time since Winston Churchill, Britain is governed by a master of language. There have been few such in Downing Street history; most of those who become prime minister have devoted their entire life-effort to climbing “the greasy pole.” Of the partial exceptions, George Canning, in 1797 a co-founder of the Anti-Jacobin, was a gifted versifier to whom we owe this description of a type still very much active today: A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every country but his own.

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