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Letters: Boris Johnson and the conspiracy that left Julius Caesar ‘dead in a ditch’

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Boris Johnson in the Roman room of the British Museum
Boris Johnson in the Roman room of the British Museum Credit: Andrew Crowley

SIR – Historians say that, when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with his army in 49 BC, he had good reason, as the Senate was corrupt and elitist. (In fact he aligned himself with the Populares party, which represented the people.)

Caesar was slain in March 44 BC. He was 55 years old. The impact of his death was the opposite of what the conspirators had intended, and there was a civil war. All the conspirators came to a very sticky end.

Boris Johnson’s predicament has much to do with Parliament’s desire to support a corrupt, elitist and unaccountable EU against the will of the people. This month the conspirators in Parliament will seek to “slay” Mr Johnson. He too will be 55 years old.

If history...

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