Boris Johnson tried to speak Italian and it didn’t go well


The foreign secretary Boris Johnson broke into Italian in the House of Commons today and quickly apologised for his lack of fluency.

He was asked whether Italian citizens currently living in the UK will retain their right to remain after Brexit.

He began answering the question in Italian, saying: ‘All Italians are welcome in London’ before giving up and apologising to those in attendance.

BoJo then switched back to English to say that all EU nationals currently in the UK will be able to stay post-Brexit, provided that British people living in other EU countries were allowed to stay too.

Boris Johnson has previously sung in German and claims to be able to read novels in French but perhaps his Italian could do with some work.

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