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Sunak is the Michael Corleone of the Tory party – try as he might to break free, he’s up to his neck in it | Jonathan Freedland

The return of Boris Johnson, Matt Hancock and Partygate shows that, as the Godfather found, it’s almost impossible to escape past sins

When it comes to on-screen charisma, Rishi Sunak is no Al Pacino, but after the week he’s had, he can authentically channel one of the Hollywood legend’s most treasured lines. With conviction, he can make like Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III and hiss: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”

For Sunak is desperate to break free of the disastrous recent Tory past, but again and again it grabs him by the ankles and yanks him back. A week that began with hopeful talk of a breakthrough with the European Union has ended back on the booze, cake and serial rule-breaking of Partygate.

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