Boris Johnson is a British politician, the Conservative Party’s Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip. Formerly Mayor of London in 2008-2016, Johnson is now Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs.
The chemical weapons watchdog has confirmed the UK’s claims that the Skripals were attacked with a nerve agent, but did not identify the origin. Still, Boris Johnson jumped on the chance to blame Russia again.
Jeremy Corbyn has called on Boris Johnson to “tell us what he knows,” after he insisted the Porton Down military lab had said the substance used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal was unequivocally Russian – and was proven wrong.
Boris Johnson put his post in jeopardy after possibly lying about Russia being proven as the source of a nerve agent used in the Skripals’ poisoning. On Tuesday, the Porton Down lab said that they hadn’t identified the source.
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has rebuked Boris Johnson's comparison between the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany – with a list of British dignitaries that attended the 1936 event.
Chiding Boris Johnson, who quoted Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment in reference to the Skripal saga, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman recalled another line from the novel: “a hundred suspicions don’t make a proof.”