One liar or a gang of four? Besides this, a very interesting and far more important snippet of news which I've not seen reported anywhere elseBoris Johnson has strongly denied he told a string of ambassadors he was in favour of free movement of EU workers after Brexit, describing the claims as a 'total lie'.
In an angry rebuttal, the Foreign Secretary challenged the unnamed diplomats to produce proof he told them at a private lunch that he personally supported open borders with the EU.
And he said he has his own records that prove the claims are wrong.
The row is embarrassing for Mr Johnson, who led the Vote Leave campaign that promised to 'take back control' of the UK's borders.
He championed the case for Brexit despite his long-held pro-immigration views.
Today he said he had told four EU member state ambassadors 'very clearly' that immigration had benefited the UK but added that it had got 'out of control' and free movement of people must end after Britain cuts ties with Brussels.
The claims about Mr Johnson's alleged remarks about free movement were made on Sky News, by diplomats who attended a lunch with him. All spoke on condition of anonymity.
Now that really is serious. If true, it means that the entire EU establishment has been a lying pack of dogs from the outset. Thank goodness we're getting them off our backs - hopefully.Two weeks ago the Foreign Secretary was quoted in a Czech newspaper as saying it was 'b******s' that freedom of movement was a fundamental principle of the European Union.
'It's something that has been acquired by a series of decisions by the courts,' he added.