Political favourites: the books politicians claim to have read

By Katy Guest

Theresa May says she’s read all the Harry Potter novels, but won’t discuss which character she resembles

While France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, can apparently quote Molière from memory, and Justin Trudeau has read “just about everything” by Stephen King, Theresa May claimed on Wednesday, during a visit to a school, that she has read all of the Harry Potter books. When pressed, though, she refused to say which of the series’ characters she most resembles. “I don’t think I’m similar to any of the characters,” she snapped.

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