French Minister cancels talks: Johnson’s Twitter diplomacy has backfired

Responding to France’s interior minister cancelling talks with Priti Patel following Boris Johnson’s letter last night, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael MP said: “Boris Johnson’s Twitter diplomacy has backfired, after yet again he put chasing headlines ahead of finding solutions.

Alistair Carmichael MP

“At a time we need competence and strong leadership to tackle this crisis, the prime minister has shown he is not up to the task.

“Neither Boris Johnson’s tweets nor the French Government cancelling talks will solve this problem. We need grown-up leadership on both sides of the Channel to tackle this crisis and put saving lives over political posturing.”

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