Wednesday 4 April 2018 / 11:12 AM Diane Abbott

It seems Boris Johnson misled the public – Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, challenging Boris Johnson to explain his previous comments on the source of the nerve agent Novichok in the Salisbury attack, said:

“It seems Boris Johnson misled the public when he claimed that Porton Down officials confirmed to him that Russia was the source of the nerve agent used in the Salisbury attack.

“Those officials have made it clear they cannot identify its source, and are not able to definitively say it came from Russia or elsewhere.

“Boris Johnson is supposed to represent Britain on the world stage, but time and again he has shown he is unable to do so responsibly.”