British MP and editor of the Spectator magazine Boris Johnson is seen during a visit to Liverpool.
British MP and editor of the Spectator magazine Boris Johnson stands in front of the Liver Building during a visit to Liverpool, October 20, 2004. The flamboyant British politician ate humble pie on Wednesday when he apologised to an entire city over a magazine article which said Liverpool revelled in grief after the beheading in Iraq of local-born hostage Ken Bigley. Contrite Conservative parliamentarian Johnson went to the northern port city to apologise for the Spectator piece which said Liverpudlians enjoyed wallowing in "victim status". REUTERS/Simon Bellis MD