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2020 Foot in Mouth Award nominees

Here are the 2020 Foot in Mouth Award nominees. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 1 December.

Toby Young

“I’m going to go out on a limb and predict there will be no ‘second spike’ – not now, and not in the autumn either. The virus has melted into thin air. It’s time to get back to normal.”

Donald Trump

“And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and does a tremendous number on them, so it’d be interesting to check that.”

Boris Johnson

“I’m afraid that your grades were almost derailed by a mutant algorithm....And when you’ve been struggling with something in the classroom or whatever, some concept that you can’t get … like the supine stem of confiteor, nuclear fusion or … is Harry Potter sexist? Answer ‘No’, by the way.”

Priti Patel

“Through the governments ongoing monitoring and testing programme, as of 9am today there have been: 300,000; 34; 974,000 tests carried out.”

Kanye West

“Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves. She just had the slaves work for other white people.”

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