Wednesday, October 4, 2017

You Don't Understand Libya: Boris Rebuffs Critics Over 'Dead Bodies' Remark

Gaffe-prone Boris Johnson
Gaffe-prone Boris Johnson has brushed off calls for him to be sacked as UK Foreign Secretary over remarks about Libya's tourism potential and the need to clear away the "dead bodies" to fulfill it.

Johnson's latest high-profile blunder came during a speech made by the UK's chief diplomat to a Conservative Party conference fringe meeting when he remarked Sirte could become the new Dubai, adding "all they have to do is clear the dead bodies away." The Foreign Sec however dismissed the barrage of condemnation that ensued, pointing out his critics had "no knowledge or understanding of Libya" and accused them of simply playing politics.

Speaking at the fringe meeting, Mr. Johnson said: "I look at Libya, it's an incredible country. Bone-white sands, beautiful sea, Caesar's Palace, obviously, you know, the real one. Incredible place. It's got a real potential and brilliant young people who want to do all sorts of tech. There's a group of UK business people, actually, some wonderful guys who want to invest in Sirte on the coast, near where Gaddafi was captured and executed as some of you may have seen. They have got a brilliant vision to turn Sirte into the next Dubai. The only thing they have to do is clear the dead bodies away."

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