Boris Johnson wastes day visiting country he didn't need to visit | John Crace
Foreign secretary jets off to Afghanistan just to avoid voting on more planes flying in and out of Heathrow
Last week I made fun of the lengths to which Boris Johnson might go to avoid the Heathrow airport expansion vote. I wrote he would need to find somewhere about 10 hours away by air to ensure there was no chance of being home by 10pm.
It must be somewhere the British media had a limited presence so there would be no chance of any embarrassing questions or photo opportunities. Somewhere a bit like North Korea. Not for the first time with this government, the satire turned out to be more or less an accurate report of what was to happen.
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Source: Guardian Transport
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