Britain’s top leaders had some interesting answers up their sleeves when a Milan-based weekly women's magazine asked them about their vanity. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson responded in Lain saying “Omnia vanitas”, a quote from the Bible which means “everything is vanity”.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, Johnson’s main rival in the general elections, remarked vanity as a “dangerous thing” but confessed that he has one tracksuit he likes to wear when riding his “favourite bike”. Corbyn then went again into campaigning mode and said that his style of leadership is about listening to other people.
Jo Swinson, leader of Liberal Democrats, didn’t mince her words while answering the question and said, “Not as vain as Boris Johnson!”. Rosamund Dean, the deputy editor of Grazia, shared the snippet of the interview on Twitter and said the answers summed up the personalities of all the three leaders. She also assured that the magazine did ask about serious issues like climate change, flexible working, mental health, Grenfell, racism, the Domestic Abuse Bill and harassment and bullying in parliament.
In this week’s @GraziaUK, some of our favourite women put their questions to the 3 main party leaders. This one so perfectly sums up their personalities that it reads like a spoof. It’s real! pic.twitter.com/3lMy2LKSA1— Rosamund Dean (@RosamundDean) December 10, 2019
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