It is an honour for Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to be asked to deliver the Lowy Lecture in Sydney. He follows such famous names as Angela Merkel, General David Petraeus, one time head of the CIA, Rupert Murdoch and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Stephen Lowy joked he had a “lovely Russian fella fix my laptop”, and he was given a tip on the US election.
Australians clearly have the highest opinion of Boris. He is described as one of the most compelling and original figures of his generation, who has already changed the world. If Boris had not led Leave, we would not be leading the EU. He is the only Boris anyone is Washington is prepared to admit they know, quipped the speaker. We should be proud to hear that when asked which country do Australians believe behaves most responsibly in the world, 90% said Britain.
A colourful description of Boris’s hilarious speech is here from the Daily Telegraph.