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Lynn News Washed Up column – Boris Johnson, Conservative party-gate and UK politics



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A friend who lives in another country asked me the other day what on earth was going on with UK politics.

After I had explained about ‘party-gate’, ‘interior decorator-gate’, ‘contracts-for-friends-gate’ and all the other gates that have been opened during this Conservative party’s time in office, I was beginning to realise just how foolish I was sounding.

Later, it struck me that, generations down the line, this period of time is going to be judged really harshly. That is assuming that we have returned to a place where the moral barometer doesn’t fly off the scale.



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