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Boris Johnson's Libya gaffe was dreadful, but the UK's track record there is worse - The Conversation UK

Kurt Mills has received funding from the British Academy, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, and Research Councils UK, but this article reflects his own views. Partners. University of Dundee provides funding as a member of The ...and more »

Boris Johnson 'dishonours memory' of fallen anti-IS fighters: Libyan politicians - Middle East Eye

Libyan politicians have accused Boris Johnson of dishonouring the memory of anti-Islamic State fighters after he said the Libyan city of Sirte could be the new Dubai, adding, "all they have to do is clear the dead bodies away". The British foreign ...and more »

Boris Johnson Libya 'dead bodies' comment provokes anger - BBC News

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said Libyan city Sirte could be the new Dubai, adding, "all they have to do is clear the dead bodies away". His comments at a Conservative fringe meeting sparked anger, with a number of Tory MPs calling for his ...and more »

Theresa May faces calls to sack Boris Johnson over Libya comments - The Guardian

Theresa May is facing calls to sack Boris Johnson from her own backbenchers after he said a war-torn Libyan city only had to “clear the dead bodies away” to become a world-class tourist and business destination. Sirte: what was Boris Johnson talking ...and more »

Sirte: what was Boris Johnson talking about? - The Guardian

What prompted British foreign secretary's comments about the war-torn Libyan city that led to accusations of insensitivity? Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor. Wed 4 Oct 2017 04.28 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 10.59 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »

No 10 rebukes Boris Johnson over Sirte 'dead bodies' comment - The Guardian

Downing Street has rebuked Boris Johnson for saying a war-torn Libyan city only had to “clear the dead bodies away” to become a world-class tourist destination, after Theresa May faced calls from her own MPs to sack him. A senior Downing Street source ...and more »

Boris Johnson dismisses criticism over Sirte gaffe as 'ridiculous' - Sky News

The Foreign Secretary made a risky joke about the civil war in Libya, days after video emerges of a diplomatic gaffe in Myanmar. 11:35, UK, Wednesday 04 October 2017. Members of the forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed Government of. Image: This is ...and more »

Johnson: Libyan city could become next Dubai once it 'clears dead bodies away' - Independent.ie

Boris Johnson was made to "move on" after laughing as he said a Libyan city could become the next Dubai once it had "cleared the dead bodies away". The British foreign secretary told Tory activists that investors want to transform the coastal city of ...and more »

Boris Johnson says Libyan city has bright future 'once they clear the dead bodies' - The Independent

Boris Johnson has prompted outrage after he said a Libyan city could be transformed into the new Dubai once "they clear the dead bodies" away. The Foreign Secretary's off-colour comment drew gasps and shocked laughter from the audience at a global ...and more »

Conservative conference: Theresa May struggles towards the finishing line - New Statesman

The loss of the Prime Minister's voice was a fitting metaphor for the loss of her majority – a moment from which she never recovered. Sign up to the Staggers Morning Call email *. By George Eaton · Print HTML. Theresa May was charged with giving "the ...and more »