1. Exquisite Tweets from @ben_machell

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    Thinking about Boris Johnson, and how the landscape of his life has lead to all this. Hard not to relate it to myself in some way, for eg...

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    If I'd been busted and sacked from The Times for making-up quotes early in my career, then that'd have been it: Game Over...

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    I'd have slunk back to Leeds, not been able to look my mum and dad in the eye for ten years and probably trained as a history teacher....

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    It would probably be the defining moment of my life, the Big Fuck Up. Only just realising that for BJ, it was... nothing...

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    Just some trifling episode. Getting sacked from The Times for lying. Had zero effect on him going on to do what he did...

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    Imagine being born that bulletproof. Imagine the only time you finally get found-out is when you fuck your country over for decades

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