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Onions, ironing and 'sex appeal': Who is Tony Abbott?

He's been accused of sexism and homophobia. He's a sceptic of climate science. He ate a raw onion on live TV. He was also prime minister of Australia for two years.

Gaffe-prone Tony Abbott was a polarising figure in Australian politics, and now he's been appointed as the UK government's new trade adviser, he’s causing quite a stir here too.

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