Boris Johnson Caught On Tape Making False Claims About The Irish-UK Border

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Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom’s wayward Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, has a well-earned reputation for professional deceit and duplicity, carried over from his previous career as one of the UK’s “…greatest exponents of fake journalism”. His habit of making the facts suit his prejudices – or ambitions – can be seen in this Buzzfeed exclusive, detailing the minister’s remarks at a private gathering of the hard-right Conservative Way Forward group, held last Wednesday at the Institute of Directors in London.

Of particular note for Irish readers is this snippet:

[Boris Johnson] …said the debate about solutions to the Northern Irish border had been blown completely out of proportion.

“It’s so small and there are so few firms that actually use that border regularly, it’s just beyond belief that we’re allowing the tail to wag the dog in this way. We’re allowing the whole of our agenda…

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