2023-01-23 15:26:49

Twenty two of Boris Johnsons biggest gaffes from letterbox burqas to hiding in fridge

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By Joe Sommerlad

Boris Johnson may have been ousted as prime minister last summer after three tumultuous years in powerbut he is never far from the headlines.

The Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP has since been banished to the backbenches, for now at least, but has kept busy on the after-dinner speech circuit and has already made at least one prospective bid to return to No 10 following the ousting of Liz Truss in October, which brought him racing back from a Caribbean holiday to sound out support.

Many on the right of the Conservative Party, not least his adoring former culture secretary Nadine Dorries, continued to dream of his return to the hot seat in place of Rishi Sunak in time for the next election and Mr Johnson has himself refused to rule out some form of politcal comeback in future.

He has often been compared superficially to disgraced ex-US president Donald Trump, who is likewise plotting a return to the White House after being unceremoniously outed.

And like Mr Trump, Mr Johnsons political career to date has been littered with gaffes, some more catastrophic than others.

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