Boris Johnson

Boris the Gambler took a punt on his future and it paid off

I could have written an alternative column myself, examining the psychological state of anyone willing to advance his own future by betting his country’s on what he knew to be a wickedly dangerous wager. But I am using hindsight there

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Talk of a no-fly zone distracts from realistic solutions for Aleppo

Are there alternative scenarios, if not solutions? In Syria there usually are because there are so many players inside and outside the country, all claiming hypocritically to be acting in the interests of the Syrian people but invariably consulting their own interests first, second and third