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Boris Johnson is cutting funding to foreign embassies to pay for more diplomats to the EU

Boris Johnson’s pledge to build a “global Britain” after Brexit has been branded “hot air” after it emerged the Foreign Office was hollowing out embassies around the world to fund diplomatic posts in Europe. The Foreign Office plans to hire 50 extra staff for embassies within the European Union and promote ambassadors in smaller nations such as Malta and Luxembourg to a more senior level, officials have told MPs.

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