Donald Trump is trying to provoke a nuclear war, two dozen protesters have been killed in Iran and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is still behind bars, but our Foreign Secretary’s only public utterance so far today has been about Toby Young.
Boris Johnson threw his weight behind the controversial decision to appoint Young to the board of the universities regulator, writing:
Ridiculous outcry over Toby Young. He will bring independence, rigour and caustic wit. Ideal man for job
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 3, 2018
Hardly surprising given Johnson once gave Young a job on the Spectator magazine and the latest appointment was made by his brother, Universities Minister Jo Johnson.
But caustic wit? Is this the kind of thing he means…
As Toby Young himself might say: What a pair of tits…