UK's Johnson a liar with his back against the wall, French counterpart says

July 14, 2016 9:46 AM

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UK's Johnson a liar with his back against the wall, French counterpart says

PARIS In Boris Johnson, Britain has appointed a liar with his back against the wall as its new foreign secretary at a time when somebody reliable is needed in the role, his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Thursday.

Johnson campaigned successfully for Britons to vote to leave the European Union last month. In France, a founding EU member, he is seen as a key player in the departure and in the setback to European integration it represents.

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