Britain’s PM-to-be Boris Johnson is deeply flawed but has won public over

Boris Johnson is guilty of many mishaps, but has won the public over

He's got a reputation for putting his foot in his mouth. His first bid to become Britain's prime minister flopped before it even started.

And his subsequent stint in charge of Britain's diplomacy is widely acknowledged to have produced some of Britain's most undiplomatic moments.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2019, with the headline 'Britain's PM-to-be: Smiles and promises'. Print Edition | Subscribe