When Boris Johnson first became Foreign Secretary, the media jumped on him, trying to make the most of anything they saw as a “gaffe”. That has now ended. Boris is a workaholic and a lightning quick study. He has been described as the most learned, gifted Foreign Secretary since Lord Curzon by journalist Peter Oborne.
The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee recently told the BBC: “We have an intellectually brilliant foreign secretary who is thinking about the issues and engaging fully.
He added: “He and the prime minister have complementary skills sets and the UK needs both.”
The PM has chosen four people to form a supertight Brexit team to act in an advisory capacity. Discretion is of the utmost importance. The team is made up of Philip Hammond, Boris, Amber Rudd and the stalward David Davis.