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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

Boris answers questions in Parliament on Israel, the US, Brexit and other topics

The Foreign Secretary had his team with him, Tobias Ellwood,  Sir Alan Duncan and Alok Sharma, who also answered questions.   The answers to Boris’s questions are given here and the remaining answers are on the link to Hansard here. Zimbabwe.  Tobias Ellwood.

Israeli settlement goods.  Boris was asked about the Israeli ban on visitors who advocate a boycott on settlement goods. The Foreign Secretary said Israel’s immigration policy is a matter for Israel.  We are firmly against the boycott,  divestment and sanctions against Israel.  The FO has updated theit travel advice for Israel. Continue reading

The moment that Boris Johnson heard about the terror attack

The picture says everything.  For a few seconds, Boris Johnson’s emotions overwhelm him as he is told the details of the Westminster terror attack.  He is in Washington right now, attending vital discussions with Trump top aides, including Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner.Part of the reason for the Foreign Secretary’s visit is to share ideas to defeat Daesh and other terrorist groups. He was just about to take the centre spot in the group photo of world leaders, when an aide broke the news. Continue reading

It’s time for the problem of mass rape in Europe to be acknowledged and dealt with

After an hour long chat with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump has obtained the King’s agreement to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, a White House statement said.   “The president requested, and the King agreed, to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by the ongoing conflicts,” the statement said.rapebraceletThere was also agreement on co-operation to fight Daesh, and the President should be congratulated for his prompt action.  Continue reading

Turbo charged Boris Johnson meets 50 world leaders in 23 countries in 6 months

Hurling himself into the job of Foreign Secretary with his usual enthusiasm, an impressive statement by Boris Johnson reveals that since he took on the job in July, he has met 50 world leaders and visited 23  countries in six months  No-one could accuse him of lack of effort.borisfo3Boris has hit the world stage like a meteor. In his report, he says:  As we prepare to leave the EU, the message we take to the world is this: Britain remains open for business and active on the world stage. The Prime Minister has undertaken landmark visits to both India and the Gulf, and has represented the UK at the G20 in China and the UN General Assembly in New York. 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

Foreign Secretary Boris updates Parliament on Daesh in Iraq and Syria

Foreign Secretary Boris addressed the House on 3rd November to update them on the fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

IRAQ:   A global coalition of 67 members has been formed to defeat Daesh said Boris.  The next aim of the Iraqi security forces is to take Mosul from Daesh.  They are making good progress and several dozen settlements have been liberated. The jihadis are using suicide bombers, so the Iraqi security forces, with the Kurdish peshmergas,  face their toughest objective yet.iraqspecialforcesBoris said:  “The aim is to defeat Daesh in a way that protects civilians, minimises human suffering and promotes a political settlement.” Continue reading