Boris Johnson was dragged into a row over immigration tonight when it was claimed he had told a string of ambassadors he was in favour of free movement of EU workers.
The Foreign Secretary allegedly told the unnamed diplomats that he personally supported open borders with the EU.
Last night Mr Johnson angrily denied he had said he was in favour of free movement – and challenged the diplomats to produce proof that he had.
Boris Johnson has allegedly told four ambassadors he is in favour of free movement of EU workers
The alleged remarks are hugely sensitive for the Government. Theresa May has repeatedly stated that her priority in the Brexit negotiations is ending free movement.
Mr Johnson, despite his long held pro-immigration views, headed a Vote Leave campaign which promised to ‘take back control’ of the UK’s borders.
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