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London Mayor Boris Johnson plots return to national politics
London Mayor Boris Johnson plots return to national politics

The popular, badly coiffed, gaffe-prone mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced Wednesday that he will seek a return to national politics next year, setting up a possible run for prime minister. Rumors had been rife for months over whether Johnson, 50, would try to reenter Parliament in the 2015 election, a prerequisite for anyone aspiring to occupy 10 Downing St. He ended that speculation in typical fashion, in the slightly bumbling, mumbling style that is his trademark but that belies one of the shrewdest brains in British politics. “Since you can’t do these things furtively, I might as well be absolutely clear with you. In all probability, I will try to find somewhere to...

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