Boris Johnson’s father Stanley has embarrassed his son by accidentally copying an email to the BBC in which Johnson Sr passed on China’s concerns about Johnson Jr’s lack of engagement over the coronavirus outbreak.
The email outlined the Chinese ambassador’s comments on Johnson’s failure to engage personally:
Re the outbreak of coronavirus, Mr Liu obviously was concerned that there had not yet – so he asserted – been direct contact between the PM and Chinese head of state or government in terms of a personal message or telephone call
This is the second time in less than three months that Stanley Johnson has embarrassed his son. In late November, Johnson appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show and insulted the intelligence and literacy of the nation when he became angry at a viewer describing the dishonest PM as ‘Pinocchio’:
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