Rachel Johnson is a right-leaning journalist – who also happens to be the sister of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
Johnson has been in lock-step with Theresa May this week in claiming that Russia are culpable, beyond reasonable doubt, for the Salisbury nerve-agent attack – if only because Russia responded sarcastically. The Tories – and a few dire Labour back-benchers – have attempted to portray Corbyn’s far more measured and statesmanlike response as weak or disloyal.
There is likely to be some sibling conflict, then, after Ms Johnson told the BBC’s Newsnight programme a few minutes ago that Jeremy Corbyn’s stance was exactly right:
Ms Johnson is not alone – even among right-wing commentators – and that seems to be causing panic in the Establishment. But more on that anon.
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