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Bullying Russia stands alone and isolated says Boris

The West has let Putin get away with bad behaviour for way too long.  On Friday, it was revealed that 131 people might have been exposed to Novichok nerve gas.  Boris Johnson explains below why we have to stand up to bullies like the Russians.

In a Sun exclusive, Boris wrote:  On Friday it emerged that 131 innocent people may have been exposed to the Novichok nerve agent. Continue reading

Our issues with Russia are very serious, said Boris Johnson in Parliament

Boris Johnson described in detail the issues we have with Russia. The attempted murder of Skripal is still being investigated.  His words are recorded in Hansard Online     The Foreign Secretary said:

I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Tom Tugendhat) for raising this important matter. Although he asks a general question about Russia, let me immediately say that there is much speculation about the disturbing incident in Salisbury, where a 66-year-old man, Sergei Skripal, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia were found unconscious outside The Maltings shopping centre on Sunday afternoon. Police, together with partner agencies, are now investigating.  Continue reading

In his strongest speech yet, Boris says Assad is an arch terrorist

Boris Johnson’s view on how to achieve peace in Syria has never wavered and his latest speech is stronger than ever.  He has held this view since 2016, and below,  in the Sunday Telegraph today, he explains exactly he believes this is the way forward.

Boris begins:   “It is in some ways bizarre that Bashar al-Assad should be so reckless. It seems mystifying that he should now raise the stakes by so blatantly murdering so many of his own people with chemical weapons. Indeed, there is a sense in which it would frankly be more convenient for the outside world to pretend that it did not happen.  Continue reading

Now the Russians accuse superbrain Boris of starting a Cold War

The Russians accused genial Boris Johnson today of starting a Cold War!  Rather a hysterical overreaction to Boris’s successful New York visit.  Straight talking Boris is a uniter, not a divider, but he was appalled at the Russians’ treatment of children in Aleppo and their support of Assad, a ruler who uses nerve gas on his own people. He would not have shirked  passing on his views.putinmoscowThe penchant of the Russians for mental chess games has also not escaped our astute Foreign Secretary.   Clearly they are concerned he is onto their manoeuvres, can play better than they can and has warned the President Elect all about them. The Sun reported:  The Foreign Secretary, who visited Mr Trump’s transition team earlier this week, had previously said Russia was “up to all sorts of very dirty tricks” such as cyber warfare. Continue reading

Boris Johnson’s statement today on Aleppo

RECENT EVENTS:   Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson outlined the tragic events in Aleppo over the past few months.  The last UN convoy entered Eastern Allepo on 7th July. The last food rations were handed out on 10th November.  The last functioning hospital was blown to bits on 19th November.borisiraq275,000 men, women and children are therefore trapped in E. Aleppo without food, medical care, water, or electricity.  They are being bombarded from the air with barrel bombs by Syrian helicopters, it is a hell we cannot possibly imagine. The Foreign Sec. then gave a graphic description of barrel bombs.

The rebel forces began to collapse on 26th November, and hundreds of young soldiers have been marched off to an unknown fate. Continue reading

The emergency debate in the Commons on Aleppo

There was an emergency debate held in the House of Commons today on Aleppo, with Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood answering questions.syriaaleppoMr. Ellwood began with a statement on the latest developments in  Aleppo, the latest being that Assad’s forces have been making inroads into Eastern Aleppo, where not one hospital is left standing. Continue reading

Boris in Berlin: You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube

Boris Johnson handled a frosty meeting in Berlin  with his German opposite number, Steinmeier with his usual placid charm today.  Steinmeier tried to rattle Boris with criticisms of the problems over Brexit,  complaining Germany had been “left in limbo”.   He also said acidly he “didn’t appreciate” Boris’s attitude during the Referendum.  The German FM confirmed there would be no single market without free movement. borisbrexit13Instead of sniping back, Boris said reasonably:  “”It’s very important to understand this is one stage in a legal process. We will go on and appeal, but I don’t think it will interfere with the timetable for that process.” Continue reading