In an handle by which International Secretary outlined his imaginative and prescient for the nation’s departure from the EU, he additionally quipped “the suitable deal on aviation and on visa-free journey” would enable Britons “ever extra intensively to go on cheapo flights to stag events in historical cities”.
Mr Johnson stated: ”As I’ve simply found now we have greater than 1,000,000 who go to Thailand yearly, the place in accordance with our very good consular companies they stand up to essentially the most eye-popping issues.
“If we get the suitable deal on aviation and on visa-free journey – each of that are in our mutual curiosity – this enlargement of UK tourism will proceed, not simply past the EU, however throughout the EU itself; and we are going to proceed ever extra intensively to go on cheapo flights to stag events in historical cities, meet attention-grabbing folks, fall in love, wrestle amiably to be taught the European languages whose decline has been a paradoxical function of EU membership.”
The International Secretary’s feedback, made in a ‘Street to Brexit’ speech in which he attempted to reach out to Remain supporters, had been described as “off-colour” and “embarrassing” by some on social media.
One Twitter person stated: “Boris Johnson occurring about Brits committing unlawful actions in Thailand and stag events in historical cities. That is our worldwide popularity? How unhappy.”
One other wrote: “Harming our popularity and making gentle of great behaviour, even legal abuse, is a step too far even for him.”
Mr Johnson met Thailand’s Prime Minister and International Minister throughout a tour of Asia this week.
After talks on commerce and safety, he stated he would “look ahead to additional strengthening the UK’s relationship with Thailand sooner or later”.
The Impartial has contacted the UK International Workplace for a remark.