Boris Johnson: The Bournemouth connection

The picture of Ali Kemal in tonight’s BBC2 programme Boris Johnson: The Irresistible Rise┬áis a reminder of the Mayor of London’s Bournemouth connection.

The Turkish leader who was assassinated lived for a time in Lorne Park Road. His son Osman who was left behind in Bournemouth is Boris Johnson’s grandfather.

It is Osman’s wife who is the ‘paternal grandmother’ referred to by Rachel Johnson when recalling having to read aloud The Times‘ leaders..

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