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Boris, how much longer will he last as foreign secretary?

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Earlier this week Johnson announced he was leading a drive at the G7 summit in Italy to impose “very punitive sanctions” on the Kremlin, only to see the foreign ministers of Italy, France and Germany publicly and embarrassingly rebuff his plan.

“The question wasn’t mentioned by anyone except Boris Johnson but we didn’t talk about it any further,” Jean-Marc Ayrault, the French minister, said.

Italy’s Angelino Alfano added that, “We must have a dialogue with Russia and we must not push Russia into a corner. There is no consensus on additional new sanctions as an efficient instrument to deliver the goal we are aiming for.”

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A government source told the Telegraph that the failure to secure an agreement on sanctions, which came on top of Johnson cancelling a trip to Moscow, had been a “total let down.”

“He is now persona non grata with Russia, they won’t take him seriously,” the source said.

“He has blown his bridges with them by canceling [a visit] for the third time. We have no credibility with the Russians and no additional credibility on the world stage following the G7. This has been a very negative experience.”

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Labour has called Johnson a liability for the UK, saying he “undermines our credibility” and has used “poor judgment” on dealing with Russia.

https://www.rt.com/uk/384446-boris-johnson-russia-sanctions/

 

Will he be replaced soon or will he be allowed to continue to embarrass the UK?

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It wasn't only  poor judgement with Russia but also with Germany and Italy.

If his idea for further trade sanctions with Russia had gone ahead then Germany would have lost 40% of its oil and gas supply!

Of course no mention of cracking down on dirty money into the London property market.

 

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4 hours ago, The Eagle said:

https://www.rt.com/uk/384446-boris-johnson-russia-sanctions/

 

Will he be replaced soon or will he be allowed to continue to embarrass the UK?

boris has his place,but I do agree foreign secretary is not it.

let's get jeremy clarkson instead!...he's got the wit,the balls and will actually hit people instead of going off into a corner and muttering incoherent nonsense

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come to think of it, I've just seen a few videos on youtube by a guy called mark blythe,apparently an economist and professor of political science.

I think we have found our new chancellor/chief secretary to the treasury....the guy speaks quite a bit of sense.

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5 hours ago, skomer said:

Of course no mention of cracking down on dirty money into the London property market.

The most obvious, easiest sanction of all. Perhaps the greatest non-military leverage available, targeted at the leadership themselves rather than their populations, and yet - nothing. 

Funny that. 

I'd bet money that Assad still has houses here, never mind Putin. 

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"We have no credibility with the Russians and no additional credibility on the world stage following the G7. This has been a very negative experience."

Does it benefit me if the UK government has 'credibility on the world stage'?

Shouldnt the government be focusing on credibility with its own electorate?

 

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Boris has been found out. He's a lightweight. Theresa May gave him the one job that she knew would show that his leadership hopes would never be realised.

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23 hours ago, skomer said:

It wasn't only  poor judgement with Russia but also with Germany and Italy.

You think Boris going to Moscow would've made things better?!

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Earlier this week Johnson announced he was leading a drive at the G7 summit in Italy to impose “very punitive sanctions” on the Kremlin, only to see the foreign ministers of Italy, France and Germany publicly and embarrassingly rebuff his plan.

I don't think that the UK seriously applied sanctions to Russia when they were introduced a few years ago - after the start of the economic collapse the UK couldn't afford to - so he can't have seriously thought that the rest would back him now and likely those three countries can't afford it now.

Like most everything else it seems to be just bluff, bullshine, hoo-ha and propaganda for personal political advancement (not just Johnson) whereas the real policies are developed elsewhere mostly in secret.  

In the meantime they all get to travel around the world, act tough and get treated to expensive jollies all at taxpayers' expense.

It's best described by what's commonly known as farce.

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