Stanley Johnson: “If the Irish want to shoot each other they will shoot each other whether there’s a hard  border or whether there’s a soft border.” Photograph: Ian West/PA

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Strictly speaking, a Turk? Boris Johnson on the Brexit campaign trail in London on May 12th. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

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