Boris Johnson is justifiably encouraged at the progress he is making in the battle to restrict EU red tape in Cabinet. Our Foreign Secretary is believed to be part of a group of senior ministers pushing to cut Brussels red tape whilst others such as Chancellor Philip Hammond seek to avoid taking steps which may limit access to the EU single market.
Speaking during a visit to Moscow, Boris said: “I think that the argument is gaining ground that it would be madness to leave the EU without taking back control of our regulatory freedoms.” Continue reading
Boris was in Moscow today and his straight talking left the Russians reeling. It was the first meeting for five years between a British Foreign Secretary and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on Russian soil.
Boris believes it is important not to shy away from the difficult situations we are involved in with the Russians. He tackled the thorny subject of Russian interference in Western politics head on, and he made the point, there was no successful interference in any of our elections. He also brought up the question of the Ukraine. Continue reading
Yesterday’s interview with Boris Johnson was a trainwreck for Susanna Reid and Ben Shepherd, they got every fact wrong. Come back Piers Morgan, unlike Susanna, he researches his interviews first. Fancy not looking up the meaning of mugwump!Boris clearly appalled at the level of intellect of Reid/Ben, turned to satire, but bemused Reid couldn’t tell the difference. It was all about the interviewers trying to look good, they made inaccurate statements then rushed on, clearly not interested in the answers. Continue reading
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Tagged Ben Shepherd, Boris, bus ad, G7, GE, GMB, humanitarian issues, Moscow, Putin, referendum, Russia, satire, Saudis, Susanna Reid, Syria, Tillerson
In answer to untrue attacks on Boris Johnson in the Sun, I gave the following info., answering the smears. For some reason, the Sun removed my post. Hopefully they will now let me print a response, if not, I’m putting the link on twitter. “A comment said nobody likes Boris. But Boris has won five elections, how does that fit? Two Mayoral elections. Two national elections – when Tories were in trouble, Osbo sent Boris to win the marginals, which he did, blowing sky high the theory he is only popular in the Home Countries, and London. Boris was the overwhelming deciding factor in Brexit. Continue reading
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Tagged boris johnson, Brexit, Foreign Affairs Select Committee, gaffes, general elections, Ken Clarke, Lavrov, May, Moscow, Putin, Saudis, Syria, the Sun, US aide, VP Pence
There is only one person to blame for the dire state of Anglo/Russian relations and that is Theresa May. The Russians have a right to be upset that PM May cancelled Boris Johnson’s trip to Moscow three times , then turned on him and screamed and abused him in the media.
Putin showed good will by giving Boris an open invititation to visit Moscow to discuss his 2016 pleace plan. The invitation was an olive branch for peace. If Boris had been allowed to quietly go through the plan in depth with President Putin, who knows what would have transpired. When May blocked the trip for the third time, the Russians, who unleashed their fury in the media, had every right to feel upset. Boris certainly did. Continue reading
Several articles in the Mail on Sunday and in the Sunday Times, including one by the normally accurate Adam Boulton, omit such fundamental. facts that they can only be regarded as stitch up/hatchet jobs.
The facts ignored are these. When Boris Johnson met various US top aides of Donald Trump, he was described as “brilliant” by one of these aides and his meetings were exceptionally successful. The independent thinking of our Foreign Secretay was well received. Continue reading
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Tagged Adam Boulton, Boris, Donald Trump, Mail on Sunday, May, Moscow, peace plan, Peter Oborne, Prez Putin, Sunday Times, Syria
The heart breaking truth is that the war will continue and more Syrian men, women and little children will die in a war that has lasted over six year, unless there is a major change.
Dismayed at the Russian decision to veto a UN resolution condemning last week’s chemical weapons attack in Syria, Boris Johnson told the Russians they could be a lifeline for Assad’s murderous regime. Continue reading