トリーピア: ボリス・ジョンソンは、外務長官の仕事は「鉄製のコンドーム」にいるようなものだと言った

トリーピア: ボリス・ジョンソンは、外務長官の仕事は「鉄製のコンドーム」にいるようなものだと言った
Baroness Davidson resigned the leadership of the Scottish Tories in August 2019 shortly after Mr Johnson became PM.

Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson 言った ボリス・ジョンソン described his time as foreign secretary as like being “imprisoned in a steel condom”.

Mr Johnson became foreign secretary in 2016 and resigned in 2018 over Theresa May’s Brexit plans, but not before first attracting criticism for making comments Richard Ratcliffe said “enabled a propaganda campaign” against his British-Iranian wife ザガリ・ラトクリフを知らない who was being held in Tehran.

Speaking to LBC’s Iain Dale at a recent Edinburgh Fringe event, Baroness Davidson said: “He once described being foreign secretary to me as like being enclosed in a steel condom. I found it odd because I hadn’t asked him.

I’ve never heard that as a phraseit would certainly affect performance

Ruth Davidson

“I think he meant the amount of attention he had from civil servants to make sure he didn’t say anything. Imprisoned in a steel condom is what he said," 彼女は付け加えた, in comments reported by The Daily Telegraph.

“I’ve never heard that as a phrase… it would certainly affect performance, but this is not my area of expertise as I think you’ve already covered.”

Baroness Davidson resigned the leadership of the Scottish Tories 8月に 2019 shortly after Mr Johnson became PM and was given a life peerage in the House of Lords in July 2021.

The 43-year-old has not been afraid to criticise Mr Johnson, including early last month saying it was “arrant nonsense” for him to remain until a new leader is elected.

その間, ダウニング街 has signalled it it still committed to assisting a parliamentary inquiry into whether Mr Johnson lied to MPs over lockdown parties in No 10.

Leading allies of the Prime Minister have attacked the investigation by the Commons Privileges Committee denouncing it as a “witch hunt”.

It follows reports that a number of the committee members – including some of the Conservatives – have made public comments critical of Mr Johnson’s conduct during the “partygate” scandal.

しかしながら, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said No 10 stood ready to assist the committee in its inquiries – and could continue to do so after Mr Johnson leaves office next month.

Baroness Davidson in July said it was was ‘arrant nonsense’ for Boris Johnson to remain in No 10 until a new leader is elected (ジェーンバーロウ/ PA)
Baroness Davidson in July said it was was ‘arrant nonsense’ for Boris Johnson to remain in No 10 until a new leader is elected (ジェーンバーロウ/ PA)

The spokesman also defended Mr Johnson’s holiday with his wife, キャリー, in Slovenia amid criticism he was “missing in action” during the cost-of-living crisis.

“I think the public understand that it is not unusual for the Prime Minister – for ministers – to take some time off during the summer recess," 彼らは言った.

The spokesman added that the trip had not involved the use of taxpayers’ money, but declined to say whether Mr Johnson – who is now back working in Downing Street – had paid for it himself.

“No taxpayers’ money was used for this. This was a private holiday. Any declarations will be made if required," 彼らは言った.

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