Sunday 22 April 2018

Boris Johnson Libya 'dead bodies' comment provokes anger

Boris Johnson Libya 'dead bodies' comment provokes anger
(BBC 10/04/17)

Boris Johnson has said Libyan city Sirte could be the new Dubai, adding, "all they have to do is clear the dead bodies away".
The foreign secretary's comments at a Conservative conference fringe meeting have sparked anger, with Labour calling them "crass, callous and cruel".
Conservative MP Heidi Allen said he should be sacked, as did the Lib Dems.
Mr Johnson claimed his critics had "no knowledge or understanding of Libya" and accused them of playing politics.

"I look at Libya, it's an incredible country," he told the meeting.
"Bone-white sands, beautiful sea, Caesar's Palace, obviously, you know, the real one.
"Incredible place. It's got a real potential and brilliant young people who want to do all sorts of tech.
"There's a group of UK business people, actually, some wonderful guys who want to invest in Sirte on the coast, near where Gaddafi was captured and executed as some of you may have seen.

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