In Boris Johnson’s interview from Uganda, he went down a storm

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Drought in Somalia so Boris makes a surprise visit

The situation in Somalia has reached crisis point, so Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has paid a surprise visit.   He arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu today.  His visit to the East African Nation was an unannounced trip and it is the first time a higher profile UK minister has visited Somalia since the Somali Parliament elected Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as president last month. Britain is appealing for aid for Somalia’s drought, which has been declared a national disaster amid warnings of a full-blown famine. Continue reading

Parliament has spoken but Anna Soubry is still not happy

Anna Soubry has spent all week asking for Parliament to be sovereign.  Parliament should always have the final decision, argues Anna, not the people.  So has Gina Miller and Gina has gone to considerable effort and expense to ensure this is so. Her logic is shaky to say the least.  Anna says sure, the people voted to leave.  She accepts that and supports it.  But that’s over now!  (?)  If the PM gets a good deal, great, but if not, Parliament must then have a meaningful vote and take over. It was left to Tory MP Mark Harper to explain to Anna that voters had voted to leave the EU, good deal or bad.    They want rid of EU interference and intend to leave whatever the deal the PM gets.  Continue reading

Rumpled Boris Johnson sees off Peston

Boris supporters, after all the stress and upset he went through when he risked his entire career fighting for our rights and freedoms during Brexit, are so happy he is having a relaxing weekend at beautiful Chevening.  Nobody deserves it more.
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Where are the Israeli settlements?

THE ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS
Demographics. At the end of 2010, 534,224 Jewish Israeli lived in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

314,132 of them lived in the 121 authorised settlements and 102 unauthorised settlement outposts on the West Bank, 198,629 were living in East Jerusalem, and almost 20,000 lived in settlements in the Golan Heights

Boris Johnson agrees with PM Netanyahu on most things, but he believes that the settlements are an obstacle to peace. Further discussions are on the agenda.

On a politically sensitive visit, Boris Johnson meets with both Israelis and Palestinians

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met with President Reuven Rivlin today, who passed on an invitation for our Royal family to visit Israel.  The Foreign Secretary was due to meet both Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in his first working visit since taking over the top job.He met Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, earlier in the day and was also to hold talks with Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki.  Mr Johnson is also set to meet anti-settlement NGO Peace Now. Continue reading

Boris is being briefed by anti-settlement campaigners today in Israel

Boris Johnson is in Israel right now, being briefed on the views of anti-settlement campaigners. The Foreign Secretary insists on assessing all sides of any problem in depth.  He is to be commended for his thoroughness. This type of briefing for Foreign Ministers is extremely rare on an official visit.From there, Foreign Secretary Johnson will go to Ramallah, for meetings there, and in the afternoon return to Jerusalem for a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Knesset.

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