Those of us hoping the British government will eventually take a tough line on Turkish state terrorism and Ankara's sponsorship of terrorism, will allow ourselves a brief surge of expectation at the appointment of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary.
It is only two months since Boris won The Spectator’s President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition for this little ditty:
There was a young fellow from Ankara
Who was a terrific wankerer
Till he sowed his wild oats
With the help of a goat
But he didn’t even stop to thankera.
Lets take down the section of the UK embassy in Turkey's website, concerned with assisting Turkey and its application to join the European Union - British voters exercised a veto on that on June 23rd. May I suggest it is now replaced with a poetry corner?