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Johnson was kept in the dark by Downing Street over intelligence

5th Jul 19 10:46 am

According to reports Boris Johnson was kept in the dark over sensitive information when he became foreign secretary.

The Sun newspaper and the BBC said he was not shown a category of information when he entered office in 2016.

Allegedly he was aware of this at the time and was “very unhappy” with this, however sources close to Johnson have denied these reports.

A Downing Street spokesman said, “We do not comment on intelligence matters.”

The BBC cited “multiple sources with direct knowledge of events” and added, the sources are not involved in politics or the leadership campaign. The sources said that Downing Street did not want Johnson to be shown a variety of secret and sensitive intelligence.

A source close to Johnson said that he was shown everything that he needed to see when he was the foreign secretary.

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