Wynford Hicks

Wynford Hicks is the author of English for Journalists.

Diary: My Summer with Boris’s Mother

Wynford Hicks, 10 September 2020

Atthe Tory Party Conference last year Boris Johnson claimed that his mother, Charlotte, was the ‘ace up his sleeve’ on Brexit. She had, he said, voted to leave the European Union in 2016, and was ‘the supreme authority in my family’. I went to Oxford in 1960 from Stonyhurst, the Jesuit boarding school, and in the vacation at the end of my first term met Charlotte...

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