BORIS Johnson has defied critics and appointed outspoken ex-Aussie PM Tony Abbott as a UK trade adviser despite an onslaught of criticism. The PM defended Mr Abbott earlier today after attacks from politicians, celebs and environmentalists calling him “homophobic” and misogynistic”. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Mr Johnson ignored environmentalist and LGBT+ activists and celebs, including Sir Ian McKellen, who today demanded Mr Abbott is not given the job as his trade envoy. In an open letter, they wrote: “This is a man who described himself as ‘threatened by homosexuality’, and vigorously campaigned against the ultimately successful referendum in Australia to allow same-sex couples to marry.” Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss said this evening: “The new Board of Trade will play an important role in helping Britain make the case for free and fair trade across the UK and around the world.“At a time of increased protectionism and global insecurity, it’s vital that the UK is a strong voice for open markets and that we play a meaningful role in reshaping global trading rules alongside like-minded countries. “The new Board will help us do that, bringing together a diverse group of… Read full this story
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