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Footy-in-mouth: Boris Johnson scores own goal by forgetting Wales

BORIS JOHNSON committed a foul at Prime Minister’s Questions today (Wednesday, June 9) by wishing England and Scotland good luck at Euro 2020/21 but he failed to mention Wales in his message of support.

Ian Blackford, leader of the SNP in the House of Commons, brought up the European football tournament during Prime Minister’s Questions.

The SNP leader wished Scotland “all the best”, which prompted Boris Johnson to follow suit.

Alongside mentioning Scotland, Johnson then wished England, and “all the home nations who may be playing” the best.

Mr. Blackford said: “I’m sure we’re all looking forward to the European Championships kicking off later this week.

“Can I take the opportunity to wish all the best to our country, Scotland, Steve Clarke and the team, and to remind the team it is time for heroes?”

Boris Johnson replied: “Can I by the way Mr Speaker wish all the very best to Scotland, and England, and all the home nations who may be playing in this…”

Johnson then pointed at Mr. Blackford before adding: I don’t know whether he is going to reciprocate Mr Speaker. but you never know. It’s worth a shot I thought. Oh, he did. There you go. That’s nice of him.”

His failure to mention Wales was picked up quickly by Plaid Cymru’s Westminster Leader Liz Saville-Roberts who tweeted:

After the exchange between Johnson and Blackford, Robert Peston, ITV’s Political Editor, posted: “Slightly odd that @BorisJohnson does not appear to know that Wales is in the Euro finals #PMQs”.