2021: a year in wine, cheese and sleaze | News

This year has supplied the Guardian’s political sketch author John Crace no scarcity of scandals and stumbles to satirise. He tells Nosheen Iqbal about his most memorable moments of 2021, which started on a excessive be aware for Boris Johnson with the profitable rollout of the Covid vaccination programme, however quickly deteriorated.

There was the wallpaper that the prime minister couldn’t afford as a result of it price greater than £800 a roll; the Greensill lobbying scandal involving the previous Tory chief David Cameron; and an prolonged controversy concerning the ethics of MPs holding second jobs – amongst different embarrassments.

Via all of it, Johnson’s dishevelled look step by step grew extra unkempt and his gaffes steadily misplaced their attraction, till his personal celebration was left questioning whether or not it was time to chop him unfastened. However in fact, the prime minister was simply one of many many vibrant political characters in the general public eye this year.

UK Food And Drinks Market On Downing Street<br>LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson tastes samples from British food and drink companies during an event in Downing Street on November 30, 2021 in London, England.  (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

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