It’s safe to say that Boris Johnson is not having a good day. As well as finding himself in a row over whether or not he suggested England could withdraw from the World Cup in Russia, the Foreign Secretary has received a ticking off from John Bercow. The Speaker took issue with Johnson after he arrived late for an Urgent Question on the suspected poisoning of a Russian double agent.
Johnson’s timekeeping led the Speaker to take a swipe at the Foreign Secretary for his comments last week comparing the Irish border to Islington and Camden – suggesting that just as there is no hard border between the two borough there could be no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland post-Brexit:
‘Well, I don’t think he’s between Islington and Camden, I’m sure not.’
Bercow’s war with the Conservatives continues.