BORIS Johnson danced with Peruvian school kids in a remote Amazon rainforest village yesterday as he kicked-off his five-day tour of South America. He also came face-to-face with a spider monkey and fed a manatee – also called a sea cow – at an Amazon animal rescue centre set up as part of a crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade. He was taken on a tour around the Peruvian Amazon by the country’s President - Martin Vizcarra. The Foreign Secretary launched a new solar-panel project at the Santa Marta school near to the Peruvian port city of Iquitos. The scheme - paid for by British foreign aid money – will provide electricity and portable water for the school. Afterwards Mr Johnson chatted with pupils about their favourite subjects, the up-coming World Cup and their favourite food – and was then dragged out for a dance in front of about 200 people. The Foreign Secretary – leader of the Brexit campaign - also held trade talks with Peru’s … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s embarrassing dad dancing as he shimmies with school kids in the Amazon rainforest
By Alan McGuinness, political reporter Boris Johnson met David Cameron on the eve of a key Brexit summit, with the pair agreeing Theresa May's vision for Britain's future relationship with the EU was "the worst of both worlds". A source has confirmed to Sky News that the foreign secretary and former PM - who were on opposite sides of the Brexit referendum campaign - held talks.More follows... … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson and David Cameron meet ahead of Theresa May’s Brexit showdown
BORIS Johnson is today under pressure to quit the Cabinet and deliver the final blow to Theresa May's career after the resignation of David Davis. Brexiteer MPs called on the Foreign Secretary to walk out of the Government in protest against the PM's plans for a soft EU exit. Boris initially spoke out against the proposal - telling the crunch Cabinet summit at Chequers that selling the plans would be like “polishing a turd”. But he later ditched his opposition and agreed to back them. After Mr Davis dramatically quit as Brexit Secretary last night, Mr Johnson now faces calls to follow his lead and walk out too. If the PM did lose a second Cabinet minister, the chances of a serious challenge to her leadership of the Tory party would hugely increase. The Brexit Summit - Theresa May warns ministers they’ll be stripped of official cars if they quit after Brexit summit at her country home Chequers Boris hasn't made any public comments since the end of the Chequers … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson under pressure to quit and deliver the final blow to Theresa May after David Davis walks out
BORIS Johnson has revealed he regularly pounds a punchbag, as his possessions were moved out of his official residence. Removal men and wife Marina loaded up a lorry outside the former Foreign Secretary’s grace and favour house in Carlton Gardens yesterday. Snaps showed a raft of indoor gym equipment, including the jumbo red and black boxers’ punching sack. Boris quit the Cabinet two weeks ago after his frustrations with Theresa May for softening Brexit boiled over. The former London mayor was given two weeks grace by successor Jeremy Hunt to find a new home before he had to leave the palatial Grade I-listed house overlooking the Mall. The Johnson family’s house in Islington is rented out. GETTING CREDIT Thousands of disabled people could get benefits cash back after DWP payouts 'BREXIT LANES' PM to overrule Sajid Javid and insist on special lane for Brits at airports BENEFITS BUNGLES Thousands of disabled Brits could get benefits reassessed after DWP error FRANCE OR … [Read more...] about Boris reveals he regularly pounds a punching bag as it’s pictured being moved out of this official residence
Some MPs believe Boris Johnson can think himself lucky he had already resigned from the cabinet over his opposition to Theresa May’s Chequers deal on Brexit. They claim that even for the accident-prone former foreign secretary, who has been regularly causing offence with insensitive and offensive comments for nearly 20 years, his burka blunder was a gaffe too far.And this time, those MPs argue, the prime minister - now tired of his relentless disloyalty - might have done what critics who have no time for Mr Johnson believe she should have done a long time ago: sacked him.To be fair, speaking in Edinburgh, the PM was pretty firm in her support for her Tory chairman Brandon Lewis who earlier called on Mr Johnson to apologise for his "letter boxes" and "bank robbers" comments.Interviewed by Sky's James Matthews, the prime minister agreed that Mr Johnson's remarks were offensive and said people should have the right to practise their religion and women should be able to choose how … [Read more...] about Was burka blunder a gaffe too far for accident-prone Boris Johnson?