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No 10 urged to revoke trade role for ‘misogynist’ Tony Abbott

Calls grow to block the appointment of former Australian PM as trade adviser

Boris Johnson is under mounting pressure to backtrack over the appointment of Tony Abbott as a trade adviser, amid growing condemnation of his misogynistic and homophobic comments and his dismissal of the climate crisis.

Facing the prospect of another potentially embarrassing U-turn, Downing Street insisted on Thursday that “no decisions” had been taken over the choice of the former Australian prime minister.

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