This is what Theresa May had to say about Boris Johnson only a few days ago

'I seem to remember last time he did a deal with the Germans, he came back with three nearly-new water cannon'

Caroline Mortimer
Wednesday 13 July 2016 21:03 BST
May mocks Boris

Boris Johnson's appointment to foreign secretary as come as a surprise to many - especially given what his new boss Theresa May thinks of his negotiating skills.

When launching her bid to become leader just two weeks ago, Ms May joked that her then potential rival's deal making skills left a little to be desired.

She said: "Boris negotiated in Europe. I seem to remember last time he did a deal with the Germans, he came back with three nearly-new water cannon".

She was referring to Mr Johnson's controversial decision to buy three used water cannons from the German federal police as London Mayor last year for £218,205.

He claimed the money was well spent because it saved the city the £2.3m cost to order them new - but this did not impress Ms May who blocked their use by any English or Welsh police force as Home Secretary.

Mr Johnson's leadership ambitions were sabotaged at the last moment by his former ally Michael Gove who announced he would run for the leadership instead just hours before Mr Johnson was set to declare.

Many had it predicted it would be the final setback for Mr Johnson's career - which previously saw him being fired from his shadow minsterial role for lying - but the MP bounced back once again to get the pretensious job in charge of Britain's international relations.

People on Twitter could not believe their ears:

Mr Johnson's appointment was one of several key appointments for Brexiteers as David Davis and Liam Fox also get new cabinet roles for Leaving the European Union and International Trade.

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