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Beautiful and inspiring Boris speech electrifies the Conference

Boris Johnson’s brilliant, inspirational and moving speech was without doubt the highlight of a horribly lacklustre conference. A standing ovation and again he is the darling of the grass roots.    Boris began: 

As our hearts go out to Las Vegas today we are reminded once again of the attack that took place here only a few months ago, on innocent and music-loving young people. And if there is a message to our American friends it is this: that they will come through it and they will come back from it stronger.  Continue reading

Boris in Africa: As Gambia rejoins the Commonweath, his prediction proved right

Turbocharged Boris Johnson is on his way to West Africa,  and he will start his visit today in The Gambia, where he will meet new President Adama Barrow and visit the British-funded Medical Research Council, said the Foreign Office.  The Foreign Secretary was excited to announce that Gambia is about to rejoin the Commonwealth.borisafricaBoris Johnson’s trip is a first since the country won independence from Britain in 1965. “I’m delighted to be the first foreign secretary to visit Gambia this week,”  he said in a statement on Monday.  Gambia is the fourth country to return to the Commonwealth after leaving it, following South Africa, Pakistan and Fiji and Boris pointed out that “Global Britain is growing in influence and activity around the world.” Continue reading

Update from Foreign Secretary Boris on how Britain is going global

In the Daily Telegraph today,  Boris Johnson updated us on recent events regarding his new role as Foreign Secretary.  He says:  “I came into the Foreign Office yesterday morning after a pretty truncated night’s sleep to find the place in what Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service calls “crisis mode”.borisFOMost of the officials – as you would expect – were working on the unfolding crisis in Turkey, where the failed coup had myriad implications for this country. Continue reading