Boris Johnson has finally achieved his dream of moving into 10 Downing Street. How did he get there? Here’s everything you need to know:
Who is Boris Johnson?
Husky and blond, he’s a larger-than-life character who spouts Shakespeare and Latin but can’t seem to comb his unruly hair or arrive anywhere on time. An Eton- and Oxford-educated Tory, Johnson, 55, is hardly the stereotype of a buttoned-up conservative: Twice divorced, with four kids by the wife he left last year, he has another child out of wedlock, and at least one of his mistresses had an abortion. When he moved into 10 Downing Street last week, he brought his current flame, the PR agent Carrie Symonds, 31, and the two became the first unmarried couple ever to live in the prime minister’s residence. A brilliant and wildly entertaining writer and speaker, Johnson has been a columnist, member of Parliament, mayor of London, and foreign minister, yet his policy achievements are thin. The British regard him either as a buffoon or as a refreshing rebel against political correctness. He has written of African “pickaninnies” with “watermelon smiles” and said Muslim women in burqas look “like letterboxes.” Yet no matter his sins, …read more
Source:: The Week – World