I had the pleasure of sharing a table with Boris and Jo Johnson's father Stanley. If you have ever wondered where the Johnson family get their drive from you don't need to look too much further that Mr Johnson Snr.
He kept the guests at Orpington's Christmas lunch entertained with anecdotes about camping in Kenya with Boris, Jo and Rachel, attending a coronation in Bhutan and watching the flames of his father's crashed RAF plane as a 4 year old. I had to leave the lunch early to get to my afternoon meetings in Bexley and Stanley was still in full flow when I left.
The one thing that came across strongly both during his speech and the conversations we had while eating was his commitment to ecology and the protection of wildlife. All in all a very interesting lunch.
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