UK: Johnson confirms there are 'no plans' for World Cup boycott

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson confirmed that the UK has «no plans» to boycott the World Cup, speaking during a debate in the House of Commons in London on Tuesday. Johnson said that «a boycott by the England team is a matter for the Football Association and not the government, nor there is any desire to punish England fans.» He also commented positively on the expulsion of Russian... Еще diplomats by other countries, praising the «unprecedented, robust, international response to this reckless Russian act.» Over 20 countries, including 16 EU member states, have announced the expulsion Russian diplomats in light of the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the British town of Salisbury. The Russian government has denied allegations of its involvement in the case. Johnson was accused by Speaker John Bercow of sexism during the debate, after referring to Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry as «Lady Nugee» after her husband's title. «We know what her name is and it is inappropriate and frankly sexist to speak in those terms and I'm not having it in this chamber,» Bercow objected.

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