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David Mellor's Taxi Rant And 10 Other Recorded Political Gaffes

25/11/2014 15:06 GMT | Updated 25/11/2014 15:59 GMT

Secret recordings and undercover opponents have been hugely perilous for politicos ever since the Watergate Scandal poisoned Richard Nixon's career in 1972. Even when retired, people like David Mellor are always at risk from a sly iPhone, a forgotten lapel mic or a hidden camera when they're ranting or, heaven forbid, being truthful.

From a misogynistic joke by Godfrey Bloom to George Bush wanting Hezbollah to "sort their shit out", here are some of our favourite examples of politicians being caught on tape.

11 Political Slip-Ups Caught On Tape