Former Australian PM Tony Abbott confirmed as UK trade adviser

Critics say Abbott’s views on women and homosexuality and denial of climate crisis make him unfit for role

Tony Abbott has been appointed as a UK trade adviser despite widespread concerns that misogynistic and homophobic comments and denial of the climate crisis have made him unfit to represent the country to the rest of the world.

The announcement came shortly after Boris Johnson said that although he did not share Abbott’s views, he believed Abbott’s spell as Australian prime minister made him suitable for the job.

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