The big white lie: what the UK has saddled itself with in Boris ...

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The big white lie: what the UK has saddled itself with in Boris Johnson

The new prime minister's career is littered with lies, gaffes and missteps. Here are the standout ones

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During a career as a journalist and politician, Britain’s next prime minister, Boris Johnson, has courted plenty of controversy.

Here are some of the most contentious episodes in the life of the bombastic 55-year-old former foreign secretary and London mayor, who was named as Theresa May’s successor on Tuesday:

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