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Boris Johnson shouldn't be allowed out

February 27, 2018 11:00 AM
By Alistair Carmichael
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Boris Johnson has made a bizarre appearance on the Today programme where he showed flagrant disregard for history and international affairs by comparing the Northern Ireland border with the Congestion Charge.

Once again the Foreign Secretary has shown why he shouldn't be allowed out of the house to talk about foreign affairs.

He has revealed a complete lack of understanding of the complexities and history of the Northern Irish border. It is one of the major outstanding issues of Brexit negotiations and one of our most senior Cabinet Ministers hasn't even bothered to read his briefing notes.

The Foreign Secretary has shown why he shouldn't be allowed out of the house to talk about foreign affairs

Peace was brought to Northern Ireland as a result of cooperation across the parties in Britain and Northern Ireland as well as between the UK and Ireland. Comments in recent days questioning that consensus shows that there is nothing that the Brexiteers will not do to achieve their ruinous end.

As we work our way through the most important negotiations of our modern history it is quite clear that this country is not in safe hands.