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It's been a long time since a UK politician appeared so utterly beholden to a particular newspaper proprietor. #BorisJohnson looks to me like a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Barclay brothers.
Why might they be so keen to anoint him?
The likely answers are not reassuring.
The Barclay brothers have commercial interests in hotels, shipping, car sales, home shopping, deliveries and much else. For years their papers have been campaigning for the deregulation of business and the slashing of the taxes paid by the very rich.
Johnson is notorious for putting his interests above those of the nation. He has a powerful interest in keeping his major backers sweet. The implications are, to put it mildly, disturbing.
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