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Boris Johnson’s crude “jokes” risk making Britain a laughing stock

As the Foreign Secretary laughs at his own “clear the dead bodies in Libya” quips, the rest of the world looks on, horrified

By Steve Bloomfield  

Boris Johnson is funny. Or so he believes. Photo: PA

Every speaker at Conservative party conference has a line about Venezuela. It doesn’t seem to matter that the attack on Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t work—it is as if they are under contractual obligation. So, of course, Boris Johnson had a line of his own. And, of course he had a punchline at the end. And, of course—of course—it was a laboured attempt at mixing the word ‘crackers’ with the capital of Venezuela that everyone could see coming a mile off. But…

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