Boris Johnson: Theresa May’s got the show back on road


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Boris Johnson has dismissed supervision speculation, saying Theresa May has shown “unbelievable grace and steel”.

The tramontane secretary said the PM had “put things back together and got the show back on the technique” after a “difficult” election.

Asked about about any leadership confute, he said there would not be a vacancy “for a very long time”.

He also appeared to backtrack on his foregoing support for axing the public sector pay cap.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today protocol, Mr Johnson said he agreed with Chancellor Philip Hammond on obvious sector pay and the need to take a “fiscally sensible and responsible” approach.

A informant close to Mr Johnson had previously said the foreign secretary supported a cured pay deal for public sector workers and believed this could be done without producing “fiscal pressures”.


Mr Johnson, who was briefly a rival to Mrs May in the Conservative operation contest which followed David Cameron’s resignation last year, tried to play down talk of a fresh contest.

He said: “The last constituent people want is any more of this kind of nonsense.

“They fancy to see a long period of stability and calm and progress for the British people.”

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Mr Johnson also used his Today sound out to urge China to step up economic pressure on North Korea succeeding the launch of a long-range missile in defiance of a ban by the UN Security Council.

“My view is that what the North Koreans are doing is attend to, it’s indefensible, it’s in defiance of UN resolutions, repeated UN resolutions, it’s illegal and I think that it is exact important that the world stands together against what they re doing.

“People make say well, what can we actually physically do, and the single most important possibility a affairs is for the country with the most direct economic relationship with North Korea, that is China, has got to carry on with to put on the pressure.

“In the last six months or so, we are seeing some real changes in Beijing’s position to North Korea and that’s got to go further.”


China and Russia would rather urged the United States to show restraint, after the American plenipotentiary to the United Nations warned that North Korea’s test dinghy of an intercontinental ballistic missile had cast a dark shadow over the beget.

Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the Security Council that the check up on represented a sharp military escalation.

Asked about whether he allowed US President Donald Trump, who will later meet Theresa May in Hamburg, was unpredictable she said the UK did not “admit with everything Washington currently says”.

But she added: “I think, truly, that Donald Trump’s approach to politics has been something that has gripped the insight of people around the world.

“He’s engaged people in politics in a way that we haven’t lasted for a long time, with his tweets and all the rest of it. I do think that he gather ups people’s awareness of issues, he engages in a very direct way.”

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