Tim Shipman’s political gaffes of the year | News


It’s been an explosive year in politics: Sunday Times political editor Tim Shipman sifts a shock election result, resignations, U-turns and blood-curdling revenge talk to pick the best of the gaffes. Awards include “most memorable soundbite”, “car crash interview of the year” and “best political music”.

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Tory MP Michael Fabricant’s appearance on Celebrity First Dates was jaw-dropping; Emmanuel Macron’s election was amazing; Robert Mugabe’s ousting was uplifting; the size of Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd was (like his hands) amusingly small. But the Gafta goes to: The exit poll on June 8 showing that Theresa May had misplaced her majority — a reminder that the public may not get the politicians they deserve but politicians sometimes get what they deserve.

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