Here we go again. Within Parliament it’s no secret that there is little love lost between Conservative colleagues Boris Johnson and Tom Tugendhat. When Tugendhat suggested that it was ‘really, really hard to do cross-cultural humour’, the Foreign Secretary responded that jokes can be an ‘effective way of getting your diplomatic message across’.
Now Tugendhat has gone in for the attack a second time. In an interview with Buzzfeed, the chair of the Foreign Affairs select committee says that the Foreign office has lost its way… and its a leadership issue coming from the top:
‘One of the things I notice is that the Foreign Office seems to have somewhat lost its way – and certainly there is a failure of leadership from the top, I don’t question that – but there’s also a cultural issue.’
BoJo’s next appearance before the committee ought to be fun.