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Boris Johnson on Nick Clegg.

Boris Johnson urges the Conservatives to get behind Nick Clegg in his Telegraph column today. Photograph: Getty Images.

Everybody, not just Tories, should be grateful to the Cleggster, a man who has effectively laid down his political life so that the government of the country can be carried on, and who has endured the most protracted political humiliation since the emperor Valerian was captured by the Persian emperor Shapur

Boris Johnson offers Nick Clegg some possibly unwelcome words of praise.