Boris Johnson: He'll be 'reviving an old slogan called I'm backing Britain', says journalist Dave Hill

Boris Johnson: He'll be 'reviving an old slogan called I'm backing Britain', says journalist Dave Hill

Showing off might be a key skill for the new Foreign Secretary

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Boris Johnson has been appointed as Foreign Secretary, and journalist Dave Hill is surprised at the appointment. 

The London commentator explained which parts of the job Johnson will likely to be good at.

"Whilst I'm not a great admirer of Boris Johnson's record as London Mayor, the one part of the job he did well was basically showing off," he told Sam Delaney.

"He's going to be travelling the world, he'll be waving a Union flag and reviving an old slogan called 'I'm backing Britain'.

"What's the best use he can be put to? Send him abroad to show off and be fun."

When Theresa May launched her bid to become Conservative leader, she made a joke about Johnson's negotiating skills saying, "last time he did a deal with the Germans, he came back with three nearly-new water cannon."

As Home Secretary, May then blocked their use in English or Welsh police force.

"The water-canon thing, we can laugh about it now but it wasn't a very clever thing to do."

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