If you look at recent history, you could be forgiven for believing that the key to becoming a successful politician is to have a bad haircut, make up your own facts, say a series of controversial statements regarding minorities and have a very questionable personal life.
This formula was hugely successful for one particular world leader… and it also seems to have been working for Boris Johnson as UK Prime Minister.
The former London Mayor Johnson, 55, replaced Theresa May as Prime Minister back in July after winning the leadership of Britain’s Conservative Party, receiving almost twice as many votes as his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
And now, after calling a general election in October, Johnson is in his final hours of campaigning against Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn ahead of the December 12 vote, in which he hopes to regain a Conservative majority.
Boris Johnson wants a “hard-Brexit”… Mamamia’s daily news podcast The Quicky explains what the heck that means.
Famed for his self-deprecating humour, many gaffes, scruffy blonde hair and that video of him tackling a child (seriously watch it, it’s basically the perfect summation of who he is as a person), Johnson also brought his chaotic personal life to 10 Downing Street.
You see… Johnson’s Wikipedia page is even confused about how many children he has.