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She’ll be gone before the end of the year but in the meantime, Theresa May is covering herself in: Denial.

Mrs May must know she cannot go on like this.

Sure, the Tories can treat a country like Libya with contempt – as she is doing, by failing to offer restitution after Boris Johnson’s unforgivable remarks about Sirte – because Libya is weak and cannot cause immediate harm to the UK.

But the knock-on effect among the international community could be huge.

Other, more influential countries will see the UK behaving thuggishly like this, and draw their own conclusions about future relations with our country.

At a time when the UK is pulling out of the EU and seeking trade deals with other nations, this is the height of stupidity.

Mrs May must know this. Her advisors certainly should.

Yet she dithers. It seems her loyalty to her party is greater than to her country.

But she is a public servant and, in government, her loyalty to her country should weigh more heavily on her decisions.

This is yet another reason she should reason, and take her whole rotton government with her.

A key committee in Libya’s parliament has condemned Boris Johnson for joking about “dead bodies” preventing the country’s business growth.

The Foreign Secretary was widely criticised for controversially suggesting that the Libyan city of Sirte only had to “clear the dead bodies” before it could become the next Dubai.

He was speaking at a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

The Libyan House of Representatives’ foreign affairs committee demanded an apology from Theresa May over the “unacceptable” comments.

“The committee demands a clarification from the British Prime Minister and an apology to the Libyan people,” it said in a statement.

Mr Johnson’s comments about British businessmen investing in Libya were a “violation of Libyan sovereignty”, the committee added.

Source: Libyan parliament demands Theresa May formally apologise for Boris Johnson’s ‘dead bodies’ comment


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