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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

Independent thinking Boris will meet the President in Washington this week

Boris Johnson is travelling to Washington on Tuesday for a series of high level meetings when he will meet with some of President Trump’s closest aides, and likely the President.   Boris is emerging as a key channel for the Americans in recent weeks, reports Tim Shipman in the Sunday Times. His constructive relationship with Jared Kushner ensured that British people are exempt from the President’s attempted ban on some predominantly Muslim countries. Boris will meet with his opposite number, Rex Tillerson, and talk with US intelligence chiefs, soothing the recent hiccup over spy rumours.  He will meet with senior Congressional Republic readers , and is likely to meet the President. Continue reading

Reasons to be cheerful. Boris Johnson’s sparkling speech to BCCC

On Tuesday the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made a speech to the British Chamber of Commerce Conference in his well known  enthusiastic and witty style.   It was extremely well received.  An anti-Brexit campaign has sprung up that is turning out to be most unpleasant.  Without mentioning names, Boris made short shrift of these people.  boriseu20Boris began:  “Good afternoon everybody, it is absolutely fantastic to be here in front of an audience of people who are dynamic, energetic, can do, and actually get out there make and sell things. Because sometimes I get a bit impatient when I hear people droning and moaning about the state of the world, and I hear them warn that the sky is about to fall on our heads, and I feel like saying come off it sunshine. Continue reading

Boris Johnson tops the YouGov favourability list by far

It has been never a dull moment recently for the Foreign Secretary and Boris  has had to take some tough decisions.borisfo20

  • He met with the team of Donald Trump in New York,  but has yet to meet Rex Tillerson. whose appoint has only recently been confirmed. They have had extremely successful conversations on the telephone.
  • He went to Cyprus to support the Cyprus peace talks.
  • He has had various meetings with EU members.
  • He has met with the Lords and gave an outstanding analysis of recent changes in the Middle East, which met with much approval.
  • He supported the new Prez. over NATO – several EU members are not paying their share.
  • He fielded the questions fired at him on all sides about President Trump’s 90 day immigration suspension in Parliament with firmness and honesty.
  • Finally, he has formulated the UK Brexit strategy to help Mrs.  May.  This was hugely praised as one of the keynote speeches of the decade, and a lot of the speech was written by Boris.
  • Boris met Bibi Netanyahu and discussed a US/UK/Israel alliance.
  • Boris is working on a Balkan buffer – he does not share the enthusiam for the Russians of President Trump, although he appreciates their contribution to fighting Daesh.

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EU reeling from a series of hammer blows from POTUS

Rumour has it, according to the Express that an unnamed EU chief let the cat out of the bag.  We are in a terrible situation, he snivelled!  A combination of disastrous events means that financially, things aren’t looking too rosy for Merkel and her gang.trumpnewdawnA series of financial blows has stunned the hitherto arrogant, all powerful EU chiefs, used to bullying and humiliating members of the European Union. buoyed up by the unwavering support of President Obama, Merkel is used to calling the shots.  Now that support has been yanked away. Continue reading

Boris Johnson agrees US is paying too much of NATO bill

Boris Johnson is absolutely right.  It is unfair that the US is shouldering such a large part of the NATO bill.  The Germans are always bragging they are doing better than us.  So how come we pay our share and they don’t? Continue reading

Foreign Secretary Boris answers questions in Parliament on foreign policy

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson answered questions in Parliament today with his customary brio, on vital matters of foreign policy.borisfo15President Elect Trump:  Boris Johnson said We look forward to an enduring and strong special relationship, with security and prosperity in the years ahead.  The relationship between the UK and the US is perhaps the single most important geopolitical fact of the last century  and I look forward to working with the new administration.  After negative comments about the US,  Boris said It is very important that we be as positive as we possibly can, because it is massively important to this country.  We should judge the US by their actions. Continue reading