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11th January 2017 - Foreign Secretary fails to answer question from Islwyn MP

Foreign Secretary fails to answer question from Islwyn MPIslwyn MP Chris Evans has expressed his disappointment after the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, refused to answer a question Mr Evans posed today during Foreign Office Questions.

In December, a rift emerged between the Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister over Mr Johnson’s comment that Saudi Arabia destabilise the Middle-East by “playing proxy wars”. A spokesperson for the Prime Minister later said those comments were ‘not the UK’s view’.

The MP for Islwyn asked the Foreign Secretary whose views he represents, but the question was dodged with an answer delivered by The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Tobias Ellwood MP.

Mr Evans said: ‘I am very disappointed that Mr Johnson ducked the question. The Foreign Secretary, as the UK’s chief diplomat, is one of the most senior members of the government. 

‘Regardless of whether his comments are right or wrong, it is vital that when he makes a comment about foreign affairs, other countries must be able trust that his words carry the weight of the UK government. That is why I asked the question.’

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