COMMENT

The announcement by former Vice-President Joe Biden of his campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election will - for those with long memories - bring back recollections of a famous instance of plagiarism which had repercussions on both sides of the Atlantic.

In 1987, the British Labour Party was led by my old friend and colleague, Neil Kinnock. The voters' reaction to Kinnock was at best mixed, but no one could doubt, as befitted his Welsh origins, his oratorical gifts; at his best, he was the finest and most effective platform speaker in the country.

He

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