Foot in Mouth award 2016

Winner

Boris Johnson

Boris, is regularly a contender for the Foot in Mouth Award and this year proved no exception. This, Boris’s second win, was secured by the unsinkable:

Brexit means Brexit and we’re going to make a Titanic success of it.

Runners-up

Donald Trump

He won this last year and very nearly claimed two-in-a-row. His questionable grasp of the issues at hand regularly led him into embarrassing territory. Perhaps worst of all was this, on Vladimir Putin:

He's not going into Ukraine, OK, just so you understand. He's not going to go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down. You can put it down. You can take it anywhere you want.

 

Sarah Palin

Just to point out: we have no political affiliations when it comes down to selecting the winners and runners-up for our awards. But Donald Trump and Sarah Palin were simply too good to ignore. Palin could easily have won outright for her advocacy of her Republican candidate, which included our favourite new word (it’s much better than ‘post-fact’, for example).

And you quit footin’ the bill for these nations who are oil-rich, we’re paying for some of their squirmishes that have been going on for centuries.

 

Jackie Walker

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if self-absorbed politicians kept quiet on certain subjects, rather than put their foot firmly in their mouths?

In terms of Holocaust day wouldn't it be wonderful if Holocaust day was open to all people who experienced Holocaust.

 

David Hoare

Hoare was unsurprisingly sacked shortly after suggesting the following about the Isle of Wight.

They think of it as holiday land. But it is shocking. It’s a ghetto; there has been inbreeding.

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