Boris 'Insults' Italy In Row About Prosecco

A small reminder that this man is our Foreign Secretary

While headlines in Britain continue to be dominated by the American election and Donald Trump, our very own blonde buffoon Boris Johnson is quietly continuing to do what he does best – insult people.

This week the Foreign Secretary got on the wrong side of a former Italian envoy in a tepid but vaguely depressing row about Brexit and …prosecco.

Speaking to Bloomberg News, Carlo Calenda said that Johnson had told him that Italy would sell less of the middle class's favourite plonk if the European Union did not allow Britain to remain in the single market.

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"He basically said, 'I don't want free movement of people but I want the single market'," Calenda explained.

"I said, 'no way.' He said, 'you'll sell less prosecco'. I said, 'OK, you'll sell less fish and chips, but I'll sell less prosecco to one country and you'll sell less to 27 countries.

"Putting things on this level is a bit insulting," he added.

While it's good to know Boris is taking discussions about our precarious national future as seriously as he took the campaign that landed us here in the first place, details of the exchange were not Calenda's most damaging comments.

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He accused Britain of being in "chaos" over Brexit and said it was unacceptable for the EU to be held to ransom over "an internal UK debate".

"Somebody needs to tell us something, and it needs to be something that makes sense.

"You can't say that it's sensible to say we want access to the single market but no free circulation of people. It's obvious that doesn't make any sense whatsoever," he added.

"There's lots of chaos and we don't understand what the position is. It's all becoming an internal UK debate, which is not OK."

Elsewhere BoJo spoke to a Czech newspaper to describe the idea that freedom of movement is a central tenet of the EU as "bollocks".

"Everybody now has it in their head that every human being has some fundamental God-given right to move wherever they want. It's not true. That was never the case. That was never a founding principle of the EU. Total myth," he said.

On the subject of total myths, Boris has yet to comment on the whereabouts of the 350m-per-week the Leave campaign promised would flood into the NHS if Britain was to exit the EU.