Boris Johnson has such a wonderful way with words, his apologies are so well crafted that sometimes I wish he'd insult more cities and countries.... In a recent article he mentioned Papua New Guinea and has had to apologise:
"I meant no insult to the people of Papua New Guinea who I'm sure lead lives of blameless bourgeois domesticity in common with the rest of us.
"My remarks were inspired by a Time Life book I have which does indeed show relatively recent photos of Papua New Guinean tribes engaged in warfare, and I'm fairly certain that cannibalism was involved.
"I'd be happy to show the book to the High Commissioner but I'm of course also very happy to take up her kind invite and add Papua New Guinea to my global itinerary of apology."
I love the phrase 'blameless bourgeois domesticity'