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The ups and downs of Boris Johnson - Gyles Brandreth

Regulars | By Gyles Brandreth

Highs and lows

Did he crash and burn because of manic depression?

Someone who should know – someone who was once very senior at Number Ten – told me, more than two years ago, that Boris Johnson’s premiership was bound to end in tears. ‘Why’s that?’ I asked. Given that Boris had just secured a thumping big majority in the 2019 general election, it seemed a bit unlikely at the time. ‘Because he’s a manic depressive,’ said my man. ‘He’s bipolar.’ ...


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