'If Boris Johnson doesn't represent the Government on foreign affairs, what's he for?' ask critics

Twitter savages Boris Johnson and the Government after Saudi Arabia 'proxy war' comments

Boris Johnson

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Twitter has gone after Boris Johnson in the ongoing firestorm over his comments about Saudi Arabia. 

The Foreign Secretary, speaking at a conference in Rome, claimed the country was "abusing Islam" and was acting as a "puppeteer" in "proxy wars" in the Middle East.

Downing Street has said this was not the Government's view of Saudi Arabia - prompting an avalanche of criticism on Twitter.

Many have asked what Johnson's role in the Government actually is, if he doesn't represent Theresa May on foreign affairs.

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