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Why some papers kept quiet about Boris Johnson's row with Theresa May - The Guardian

The Times, Sun, Mail and Express refused to attack either the prime minister or the foreign secretary at a time of such sensitivity over Brexit negotiations. Contact author. @GreensladeR. Fri 9 Dec 2016 05.45 EST Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 10.51 EST.and more »

Allies defend Boris Johnson after No 10 disowns Saudi remarks - The Guardian

Several Conservatives speak up for gaffe-prone foreign secretary, saying May should not have been so quick to issue slapdown. Heather Stewart, Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot. Thu 8 Dec 2016 16.12 EST Last modified on Tue 13 Mar 2018 14.05 EDT.and more »

After a year of boldness, Saudi Arabia is in retreat - The Economist

IN JANUARY this year Muhammad bin Salman, the young deputy crown prince who in effect runs Saudi Arabia, declared an end to his country's “comatose” foreign policy and a determination to push back against Iran. The Syrian rebels he supported looked ...and more »

This time it's Saudi Arabia: even when Boris Johnson gets it right, he's wrong - The Guardian

If our bigmouth of a foreign secretary is serious about saving children in Yemen, he should suspend UK arms sales to Riyadh, and support Saudi reformers. Thu 8 Dec 2016 08.14 EST Last modified on Sun 7 May 2017 12.48 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share ...and more »

Johnson says Saudi Arabia is a 'puppeteer' in Middle East proxy wars - The Guardian

Foreign secretary, who has been accused of a series of diplomatic gaffes, breaks with convention by publicly criticising UK ally. Patrick Wintour, Rowena Mason and Saeed Kamali Dehghan. Thu 8 Dec 2016 03.00 EST First published on Wed 7 Dec 2016 ...and more »

Boris Johnson may be better off in another job, says Malcolm Rifkind - The Guardian

Foreign secretary's comments about Saudi Arabia, which led to No 10 rebuke, could see him demoted, suggests Tory grandee. Rowena Mason and Peter Walker. Fri 9 Dec 2016 07.17 EST First published on Fri 9 Dec 2016 04.30 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Boris Johnson doesn't deserve our mockery for calling out Saudi Arabia – he deserves our admiration - The Independent

Look everybody – we've got an ethical foreign policy run by a liberal Foreign Secretary. Instead of dropping real bombs, he's dropping truth bombs. Surely that's good news? OK, everyone's laughing at Boris again. This time his “undiplomatic” language ...and more »

Boris Johnson Lashes Out at Saudi Arabia and Gets Stung at Home - New York Times

LONDON — Boris Johnson, Britain's famously undiplomatic chief diplomat, finally seems to have gone too far. In an unusual upbraiding of a foreign secretary by a sitting prime minister, Downing Street on Thursday was forced to issue a statement that Mr.and more »

Boris Johnson is right about Saudi Arabia - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

In what sense does anyone actually disagree with what Boris Johnson said about Saudi Arabia and Iran? Does anyone actually think that his observation that they are both engaged in 'puppeteering' in Syria and Yemen is not only true, but understates the ...and more »

May's put-downs leave some muttering darkly about an anti-Johnson plot - The Guardian

Gaffe-prone Boris Johnson always looked an odd fit for foreign secretary and some Tory backbenchers are growing suspicious of the PM's motives. Heather Stewart. Fri 9 Dec 2016 07.51 EST Last modified on Tue 28 Nov 2017 04.50 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »