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Professor Rainbow Murray, Is It Too Late for Boris Johnson to Say Sorry?

14 November 2017

Sorry seems to be the hardest word—especially if your name is Boris Johnson. On Monday, the British foreign secretary made a second attempt at apologizing for comments he made about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a dual British-Iranian national currently serving a five-year sentence as a political prisoner in Tehran. Professor Rainbow Murray comments: “Trying to discipline Boris Johnson right now would take everyone back to the chaos in the cabinet. He might get away with it for the simple reason that [May] can’t withstand anymore disruption right now.”
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