Boris Johnson called gay men 'tank-topped bumboys' and black people 'piccaninnies' with 'watermelon smiles'

LONDON — Boris Johnson is the favourite to become the United Kingdom’s next prime minister and has pledged to restore his party’s fortunes and “unite the country.”

However, despite pitching himself as the candidate best-placed to bring people together, the frontrunner in the Conservative party leadership race has a long record of making sexist, homophobic and racist comments.

Sexism

Daily Telegraph The ex-foreign secretary and former London Mayor has long had a questionable attitude towards

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