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And a brilliant boy called Boris

This needs very little introduction.

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Thank you, Pravda, for lightening my days. Especially with this massive find in the form of 13-year-old Boris.

At the same time the boy's parents noticed that he knew about things nobody told him about. For example, he would sit in the lotus position and tell people unbelievable details about space, planets and other intelligent civilisations.

Good old Boris. And excellent use of the word "unbelievable" there. I mean, I reckon you could ask most children and they'd tell you pretty unbelievable things about space, planets and other intelligent civilisations. But maybe Boris has a rather more convincing air about him. Most impressive. Maybe he should give lessons to his namesake in Blighty.

Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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Tony Blair won't endorse the Labour leader - Jeremy Corbyn's fans are celebrating

The thrice-elected Prime Minister is no fan of the new Labour leader. 

Labour heavyweights usually support each other - at least in public. But the former Prime Minister Tony Blair couldn't bring himself to do so when asked on Sky News.

He dodged the question of whether the current Labour leader was the best person to lead the country, instead urging voters not to give Theresa May a "blank cheque". 

If this seems shocking, it's worth remembering that Corbyn refused to say whether he would pick "Trotskyism or Blairism" during the Labour leadership campaign. Corbyn was after all behind the Stop the War Coalition, which opposed Blair's decision to join the invasion of Iraq. 

For some Corbyn supporters, it seems that there couldn't be a greater boon than the thrice-elected PM witholding his endorsement in a critical general election. 

Julia Rampen is the digital news editor of the New Statesman (previously editor of The Staggers, The New Statesman's online rolling politics blog). She has also been deputy editor at Mirror Money Online and has worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines. 

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