Good on Boris Johnson, in giving European snowflakes a good kicking:
Boris Johnson has appealed to European leaders to stop their “collective whinge-o-rama” after the election of Donald Trump as the next American President.
The Foreign Secretary said said that “people should focus on the opportunities” and there needs to be an end to the “doom and gloom”.
Mr Johnson, who once said Mr Trump was “out of his mind” after he called for a ban on Muslims entering America, said Mr Trump had told Theresa May he “wants to sign a free trade deal” with Britain during their phone call yesterday.
Yesterday Mrs May spoke to Mr Trump for the first time since his victory – but not until after he had spoken to the leaders of at least nine other nations.
Downing Street said that during the call, Mr Trump said that the UK is a “very, very special place for me and for our country” and suggested that he wants their relationship to be similar to the one enjoyed by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.
Speaking to reporters in Serbia, Mr Johnson said: “I would respectfully say to my beloved European friends and colleagues that it’s time that we snapped out of the general doom and gloom about the result of this election and collective ‘whinge-o-rama’ that seems to be going on in some places.”
He added: “I believe that this is a great opportunity for us in the UK to build on that relationship with America that is of fundamental economic importance for us, but also of great importance for stability and prosperity in the world.”
On Thursday it emerged that senior figures in Whitehall have in recent months warned that the Government was not taking seriously enough the prospect of a Trump presidency.
Three months ago Boris Johnson, then a relatively new Foreign Secretary, instructed his officials to do more to forge links with Mr Trump’s campaign, fearing that there was too much expectation in the Foreign Office of a victory for Hillary Clinton.
The is no use whinging about President Donald Trump…it’s happened. Get over it.
– The Telegraph