Only a government led by someone like Boris Johnson could manufacture the following series of events:
11 December: reports emerge that royal navy ships will be ready to patrol the UK’s territorial waters from 1 January in the event of a no-deal Brexit. There are warnings that French fishermen could be arrested and have their boats impounded.
12 December: Johnson uses his slot at the UN climate summit to urge the UK to become the “Saudi Arabia of wind energy” while stressing its 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”.
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