UK Brexiteer Boris bounds back to Brussels

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is headed to Brussels to set about building bridges with European peers angry at his role in taking Britain out of the blocBritain’s Brexiteering new Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson heads back to Brussels on Sunday, his old stomping ground as an EU correspondent, where he crafted stories that whipped up euroscepticism at home. Johnson’s first engagement as foreign secretary was of limited success, meeting with some boos as he addressed the French ambassador to Britain’s Bastille Day party on Thursday. Several countries opposed the dinner, saying that it amounted to “informal talks” with London before it had triggered the formal procedure for leaving the EU, according to an anonymous diplomat.

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