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    Thailand welcomes UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

    BANGKOK, 12th February 2018 (NNT) - The heads of foreign affairs of Thailand and the United Kingdom have met to confirm the commitment between the two countries on bilateral cooperation in all respects.

    Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai welcomed his UK counterpart, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson, during the latter's visit to Thailand. The visit followed the European Union's resolution to restore diplomatic ties with Thailand on December 11th last year.

    The meeting reaffirmed the relationship between the two countries as strategic partners, as well as the UK's intentions to strengthen bilateral ties at all levels. The two officials discussed cooperation in areas such as aerospace, financial technology, science and innovation, as well as regional and international affairs.


    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Thailand welcomes UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

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    Boris backpacked here with Abbisit in their gap year. They were at Oxford. It was Abbisit's first visit to his 'homeland' (born in Newcastle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Boris backpacked here with Abbisit in their gap year. They were at Oxford. It was Abbisit's first visit to his 'homeland' (born in Newcastle)
    Is that true or are you on the wind up?

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    Read wikipedia

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    Oh that dopey fukc, like a drugged up labrador, doing a perpetual Peter Ustinov impersonation.

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    Abhisit is a Geordie!

    "Whyyi, I'm gunnin down tu Costcutters tu get me wee bairns sum pop, pet"

    "I Dinny nah what time she closes, I canny get thee those ciggies if ya danust hand us her bag, pet, and danst touch me newky brown or allast be upset, feet off I gallest"

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    In May, Boris Johnson was awarded 1,000 for winning a competition to write the best offensive poem about Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey.
    In the poem, Mr Johnson implied President Erdoğan was fond of having sex with goats.
    Here’s the limerick in full.
    “There was a young fellow from Ankara, Who was a terrific w*nkerer.
    “Till he sowed his wild oats, With the help of a goat, But he didn’t even stop to thankera.”
    How much deeper would oceans be without sponges

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Is that true or are you on the wind up?
    Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva publicly acknowledged his dual nationality on Thursday during a debate in parliament. He automatically holds British citizenship because he was born in Newcastle upon Tyne to parents from a well-to-do Bangkok family. He would have to specifically renounce it to lose it.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...sh-nationality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    Abhisit is a Geordie!
    Imagine that...

    Thailand Prime Minister is actually a Geordie called Mark

    Abhisit Vejjajiva born Mark in Princess Mary hospital, lived on Marondale Avenue and still supports Newcastle United
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footb...geordie-736670

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    still supports Newcastle United
    And he wears the shirt
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Imagine that...

    Thailand Prime Minister is actually a Geordie called Mark


    Boris Johnson jokes about British sex tourism in Thailand during major Brexit speech | The Independent




    or a Hakka Long tricky thing this racism considering we're all outta Africa just varying pace

    BloJo ruffling PC crowd UK side

    Boris Johnson jokes about British sex tourism in Thailand during major Brexit speech | The Independent


    What awag

    Boris Johnson appeared to joke about sex tourism in Thailand during a major speech about Brexit.
    In an address in which Foreign Secretary outlined his vision for the country’s departure from the EU, he also quipped “the right deal on aviation and on visa-free travel” would allow Britons “ever more intensively to go on cheapo flights to stag parties in ancient cities”.

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    Do your stuff Boris and sell 'em a load of Eurofighters and Tridents, there's a good fellow...

    ...gonna be easy with a Junta on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post


    or a Hakka Long tricky thing this racism considering we're all outta Africa just varying pace

    BloJo ruffling PC crowd UK side

    Boris Johnson jokes about British sex tourism in Thailand during major Brexit speech | The Independent


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    Boris Johnson appeared to joke about sex tourism in Thailand during a major speech about Brexit.
    In an address in which Foreign Secretary outlined his vision for the country’s departure from the EU, he also quipped “the right deal on aviation and on visa-free travel” would allow Britons “ever more intensively to go on cheapo flights to stag parties in ancient cities”.
    ...that's quite an optimistic stretch ...a bit of desperate Brexaphobic headline ...why are journotrolls desperate for everything to be about some kind of sex scandal? They might have run out of 70's national treasures, MPs, and z-list celebrities, but I doubt they've run out of frisky charity foreign aid workers just yet...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1F2i0rYMj8

    we are all figments of our own imagination.

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    Well BoJo certainly made his BREXIT philosophy clear yesterday.

    That is he made it clear he's still the go-to guy for Pericles puns.

    What an astonishingly pointless prat he is.

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    I think he's the perfect Foreign Secretary for the UK right now. An affable upper class buffoon, whom nobody takes seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I think he's the perfect Foreign Secretary for the UK right now. An affable upper class buffoon, whom nobody takes seriously.
    I think he's great and will become the next Prime Minister. It's about time we had a PM with a great sense of humour just like Churchill. Theresa May is a female John Major, boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    I think he's great and will become the next Prime Minister.
    Well, of course you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I think he's the perfect Foreign Secretary for the UK right now. An affable upper class buffoon, whom nobody takes seriously.
    But does he have a twitter account like the other international buffoon.

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    He's in trouble for his remarks on Thailand that he made during his Brexit speech he made yesterday that I posted above.

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    Boris Johnson urged to quit after Thailand sex tourism remarks

    Kathleen Nutt @kacnutt Journalist

    Johnson compared May to the Old Testament’s Moses, described the English Channel as a moat, and said Brexit will be good for ‘organic carrots’

    THERESA May’s decision to put up Boris Johnson to give the first of her Cabinet’s “Road to Brexit” speeches designed to woo Remainers backfired yesterday after the gaffe prone Foreign Secretary was plunged into renewed controversy after making an offensive joke about sex tourism to Thailand – which has notoriously involved the abuse of children.

    His address, meant to be a serious attempt to unite people in the UK ahead of its departure from the EU, descended into the bizarre as he compared the Prime Minister to the Old Testament’s Moses, described the English Channel as a moat, talked about Britons going on stag parties to European capitals and said Brexit would be good for “organic carrots”.

    But it was his remarks on British tourists going to Thailand for sex which prompted the most criticism.

    He said: “As I have just discovered we have more than a million who go to Thailand every year, where according to our superb consular services they get up to the most eye-popping things.”

    His comments prompted new calls for his sacking.

    James Dornan, the SNP MSP, who is the convener of Holyrood’s education committee, said: “Once again Boris Johnson shows he is not fit to hold the role of MP never mind Foreign Secretary.

    “His comments about sex tourism are utterly appalling and Theresa May should consider his position as Foreign Secretary and he should consider his position as an MP.”

    Dornan added: “As long as Scotland is part of the Uk this man represents us and I do not want someone with his views to be speaking on my behalf. The first thing he should do is apologise, and then he should go away and think about his future.”

    The sex tourism comments were also seized about by people on social media.

    Scottish journalist Liam Kirkcaldy tweeted: “In a keynote speech on Brexit Boris Johnson is talking about measuring the English channel with his fingers, referring to it as a moat, and making jokes about the things that go on when Brits go to Thailand. This is terrifying.”


    Another Twitter user said: “Boris Johnson going on about Brits committing illegal activities in Thailand and stag parties in ancient cities. This is our international reputation? How sad.”

    A third wrote: “Harming our reputation and making light of serious behaviour, even criminal abuse, is a step too far even for him.”

    It is the latest gaffe by Johnson who has been stung by a series of controversies during his career as Foreign Secretary.

    Last year calls for his sacking were made after he suggested the Libyan city of Sirte might become a new Dubai once “the dead bodies” are removed.

    Other remarks saw him during a select committee in Westminster incorrectly say a British mother – currently detained in Iran – was training journalists in the region. After his comments, 38-year-old Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was hauled in front of an Iranian court and told her sentence may be doubled to ten years.

    And during a visit to India in January last year he appeared to liken Francois Hollande, the former French President, to a Second World War German general and wanting to administer World War Two-style “punishment beatings”.

    Thailand has a notorious problem with prostitution and the sexual abuse of children by western tourists. Efforts are being made by the authorities to crack down on the crime and last month 80 women and girls were rescued at one massage parlour in Bangkok. The raid followed a tip-off from a 14-year-old who said she had sold sex there after being trafficked from Myanmar when she was 12-years-old.


    During his speech Johnson insisted on the need to diverge from EU rules after leaving the EU and repeated his view the UK should not have to follow these regulations during a transition period.

    In an effort to address concerns raised about the hit to the economy, he said: “To those who worry about coming out of the customs union or the single market – please bear in mind that the economic benefits of membership are nothing like as conspicuous or irrefutable as is sometimes claimed.” The Brexit-backing minister, who said during the referendum campaign that leaving the EU would mean an extra 350m a week to the NHS, went on to claim that Brexit could be “grounds for much more hope than fear”.

    The SNP’s Europe spokesman Stephen Gethins hit back: “Boris Johnson is literally the last person who the Tories should wheel out to try and reassure worried Remain voters about Brexit. Instead of peddling his embarrassing hard Brexit fantasy he should be apologising for the notorious 350m-a-week-for-the-NHS deception for which he was responsible ... Anyone hoping for answers and reassurance from the gaffe-prone Foreign Secretary today would have been sorely disappointed.”

    The speech is the first of six being made by Prime Minister Theresa May and senior Cabinet figures to set out the Government’s road map for its Brexit negotiations.

    http://www.thenational.scot/politics...urism_remarks/
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