Boris Johnson’s trip to India is a balm for his very bruised ego

Miles from the airport to his luxury hotel, the prime minister’s blond-maned visage loomed down from hundreds of billboards, writes Andrew Woodcock

Thursday 21 April 2022 16:49
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<p>Gujarati capital Ahmedabad literally rolled out the red carpet for the prime minister</p>

Gujarati capital Ahmedabad literally rolled out the red carpet for the prime minister

If Boris Johnson is feeling a little unloved back home right now, his arrival in India may have acted as the tonic that he needed after a gruelling few weeks in Westminster.

Gujarati capital Ahmedabad literally rolled out the red carpet for the prime minister in a way that can only have acted as a balm for his ego after the humiliation of his repeated apologies for Partygate in the Commons.

Mr Johnson was greeted off the plane by a delegation led by chief minister Bhupesh Patel at the head of a delegation laden down with so many bouquets of red roses that it took three men to cart them all away afterwards.

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