15 Reasons Why London Mayor Boris Johnson Is The Most Ridiculous Politician In The Western World

Boris Johnson

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Tomorrow Londoners will go to the poll to decide whether they want to reelect the Labour Party’s “Red” Ken Livingstone, or keep their incumbent Conservative Boris Johnson.Johnson is currently favourite to win, and fans of gaffes should be please — right now Johnson may be one of most gaffe-productive politicians on the planet.

Bear in mind – this man may one day be the Prime Minister of the UK.

First off, let's just note that hair.

Source: The Sun

However his scandals go way back to his time at Oxford, where he was a member of the notorious Bullingdon Club.

The club revolves around donning dinner jackets, going to expensive restaurants, getting insanely drunk, and trashing them (yes, it still exists).

A picture of Boris in full club uniform resurfaced a in 2007, but we're not legally allowed to show it. You can see it here, however >

Source: BBC

He married fellow student Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1983, but forgot his suit and soon lost his wedding ring.

He later remarried, but that's Mostyn-Owen on the right.

Source: BBC

He also worked at the Times of London, but was fired for making up a quote.

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In 2006, he had to apologise to the entire country of Papua New Guinea

He knocked over an 8-year-old while skiing in Italy this year, but was so polite the boy's father wrote a letter praising him.

'He didn't stop saying 'sorry' and blaming himself, embarrassing me to the point that I told my son to say, in rather broken English, 'No problem, not your fault.'

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There was sometimes a more nefarious side: A recording was released in 2003 that appeared to show Johnson giving a friend the address of a News of the World reporter.

The school friend wished to have the reporter attacked.

Source: The Daily Mail

His entry into politics was troubled too. Johnson became an MP in 1991, but was sacked after being accused of an affair with a journalist.

He denied the allegations, calling them an 'inverted pyramid of piffle'.

Source: BBC

And another moment of bad judgment at a charity soccer match became a YouTube favourite.

And yes, he's called for the break-up of the euro.

Part of his own ploy to one day become leader?

Source: The Telegraph

Will he one day by Prime Minister?

From the man himself: 'My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive,'

Source: The Telegraph

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