Boris Johnson decried purchase of Churchill's private papers

His criticism in 1995 chimed with No 10 misgivings over ownership of PM records, National Archives show

Boris Johnson, who has sought comparison with Winston Churchill, denounced spending national lottery money to save the wartime leader’s personal papers for the nation.

Confidential files released to the National Archives reveal that a vituperative attack on the initiative by Johnson, then a Daily Telegraph columnist, coincided with Downing Street suspicions over ownership of past prime ministers’ private records.

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Source: The Guardian Politics, Boris Johnson decried purchase of Churchill’s private papers