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22 March 2020 14:32

Rachel Johnson had always said that she wouldn’t go into politics.

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Rachel Johnson had always said that she wouldn't go into politics. Yet in 2019 the former editor of The Lady broke one of her "lifetime's red lines" to stand as a candidate for the anti-Brexit party Change UK in the European parliament elections. Rake's Progress — a pun on the Hogarth paintings and her nickname, "Rake" — tells the story of how she decided to become another journalist-turned-politician in a family of them. This book, she writes, is a "lightish, three-course meal". Anecdotes from the Johnson siblings' childhood make up the starter; the main course is her failed pursuit of public office; pudding (a rather sour one for some) consists of her brother becoming prime minister.

Rake’s Progress: My Political Mid-Life Crisis by Rachel Johnson review — battling Boris

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