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OK on this occasion Boris Johnson’s off the cuff remark to the Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee didn’t lose anyone their life but it was used in court to undermine Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s defence about the reason she was in Iran. She could now end up with an extra five years in prison.
What makes it worse is that Theresa May and Liam Fox have defended Boris with Liam Fox saying to BBC R4 that “we all make slips of the tongue” and adding on Sky News that it wasn’t “a serious gaffe”. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe might think otherwise.
To make matters worse for Theresa May, Priti Patel failed to declare her meetings in Israel. This is a clear breach od the Ministerial Code but Theresa is under so much pressure that she can’t afford to lose another (female) minister.
Strong and stable? More like weak and failing.

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