Boris Johnson has always been prone to making huge errors of judgment but has so far bounced back. (Image: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Back in 2016, Mr Johnson knocked off a limerick in which he implied Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan enjoyed carnal relations with a goat. Such lampooning of the leader of an important Nato ally might have wrecked the career of a normal MP, but just a few months later Theresa May appointed him foreign secretary. Related articles Brexit Britain roars back as economist hails ‘positive momentum’ End of Covid! All restrictions in England to be scrapped within DAYS He has spent … [Read more...] about The tsunami of scandals Boris Johnson has already survived
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NAZANIN Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to another year in prison in Iran, her lawyer has said. The British-Iranian woman is also banned from leaving the country for one year. What is the latest on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe? Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to another year in jail on charges of "propaganda activities against the regime" in Iran. Her lawyer Hojjat Kermani told Emtedad news website on Monday, April 26, 2021: "Nazanin Zaghari was sentenced to one year in prison and one year ban from leaving the country on charges of propaganda against the Islamic Republic." The lawyer said she had been accused of being involved in a demonstration in London 12 years ago and giving an interview to the BBC Persian Service, BBC News reports. Mr Kermani said he would appeal the new sentence within 21 days under Iranian law. Nazanin's husband Richard Ratcliffe described the sentence as "clearly a negotiating tactic" by Iranian authorities. He said his … [Read more...] about Who is Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and has she been released?
Just two weeks into 2022, North Korea has already test launched four missiles in a move that has sent tensions soaring in the region. In an ominous message, Kim Jong-un’s regime warned of a ‘stronger and certain’ reaction to sanctions imposed by the US over previous weapons tests. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Hirokazu Matsuno called the tests ‘threats to the peace and safety’ of his country and ‘concerns for all of the international society’. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken described the launches as ‘profoundly destabilising’ – but how worried should we really be about North Korea’s sabre rattling? Experts on the secretive state suggest the launches could be a tried-and-tested method to bring the White House to the negotiating table. ‘Missile diplomacy’ was used by Kim’s father and North Korea’s previous leader, Kim Jong-il, to secure food aid and other humanitarian support from the West. Pyongyang has agreed in the past to cease its development of nuclear … [Read more...] about North Korea’s missile launches could be ‘ploy to get aid money from US’