The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson made a grave mistake, calling Africa a country and not a continent, according to The Independent.
“Despite all problems, the average life expectancy in Africa has increased amazingly since then, as this country entered into the global economic system,” said Johnson on October 2, speaking at the Congress of the Conservative party in Birmingham.
Video of the speech of the Minister published on the official channel of the party on YouTube. Johnson admits the reservation for 24 minutes of speech. While in the previously published press release of the speech of the British foreign geographical status of Africa is correct, notes International Business Times.
Media noted that this is not the first blunder made by Johnson, who previously held the post of mayor of London. He was already famous for his outrageous antics and outrageous statements, one of which, in particular, has compared the objectives of the EU with Hitler’s plans.
So, about Hillary Clinton he in 2007 said that “this bleached blonde with plump lips and steel blue eyes reminiscent of the nurse, the dominatrix of the asylum”. Barack Obama, he is reminded of his Kenyan heritage”, reports RIA “Novosti”.
In 2015, Johnson was forced to apologize for calling Africans “little Indians like watermelon smiles”. He expressed his belief that Africa would be better to return under the control of former colonial States, reminiscent of “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.
Boris Johnson was born in new York, studied in Brussels and Oxford. Before politics, he worked as a journalist in the Daily Telegraph, BBC, and Spectator.
Johnson for eight years held a post of the mayor of London. This summer in the UK was replaced by Prime Minister – David Cameron took Theresa may, which formed a new government. Johnson had also applied for the post of head of government and was considered the favorite for the race, but then refused from participation in the struggle. In the end, he was appointed Minister of foreign Affairs.