Partygate paradox: Why are Brits so obsessed with Boris Johnson's parties?

How do you even begin to explain Boris Johnson’s problems to a foreign audience? 

The controversial British prime minister has survived so many scandals that his predecessor David Cameron once nicknamed him “the albino greased piglet,” such was his ability to extricate himself from uncomfortable situations. 

Is he really now at risk of being brought down by cake and a little — well, a lot — of wine?

That’s the puzzle London-based foreign correspondents are facing as they struggle to explain the wrath of the great British public to their respective audiences. 

“I was talking to my editor and he was telling me: ‘So this guy was elected two years

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