Johnson says not true intelligence withheld from him as foreign minister

FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, attends a hustings event in Darlington, Britain, July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Heppell

DARLINGTON, England (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britains prime minister, said on Friday it was not true that secret intelligence was withheld from him when he was foreign minister.

The BBC had earlier reported that Mays office had attempted to stop him seeing some intelligence, partly because of concerns over his lack of discipline, prompting a spat with Johnson who had responsibility for the foreign spy agency MI6 and the GCHQ eavesdropping agency in his role.

“Its not true and I dont comment on intelligence matters,” Johnson told an event in Darlington, northern England. “The story … is not true.”

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