Despite David Cameron’s best efforts to keep his party together during the course of the EU referendum campaign, his personal friendships with Brexiteers did suffer. However, while both Michael Gove and Boris Johnson found themselves left out in the cold by the former prime minister, the Foreign Secretary at least is making inroads once more.
After Johnson and Cameron buried the hatchet over whisky on a trip to Israel for Shimon Peres’s funeral, the pair have been snapped out on the town in New York. The duo enjoyed a night out at the Red Rooster restaurant. While the Financial Times reports that Johnson used the dinner to urge Cameron to consider Nato head candidacy, a Reuters correspondent suggests that it may have been more pleasure than business — reporting that the pair ‘stood up on the chairs several times and danced a little’.
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However, Johnson’s spokesman says that claims the Foreign Secretary was ‘bopping’ and dancing amount to a ‘total lie’. They say that the reason Johnson was on chair was not jubilation — instead Boris was trying to squeeze out of a cramped seating area.
Well, it’s not the first time the Foreign Secretary has found himself in a tight spot abroad.