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5 Jul 2019

Johnson denies No 10 tried to restrict his access to intelligence

Boris Johnson has denied suggestions that security chiefs kept top secret information from him when he was foreign secretary. Speaking at a Tory leadership hustings in Darlington, he said the reports were simply “not true”. But the question that perhaps seemed to stump the frontrunner was when he was asked whether he had ever set aside self-interest for the benefit of the country.