Stanley Johnson, father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaks to Conservative Party delegates in Manchester, England, in October. His planned trip to Xinjiang in China has sparked controversy. Photo: AFP
Stanley Johnson, father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaks to Conservative Party delegates in Manchester, England, in October. His planned trip to Xinjiang in China has sparked controversy. Photo: AFP

exclusive | Boris Johnson’s father Stanley hopes UK parliament removes ban on Chinese ambassador

  • Comments precede controversial trip to China including Xinjiang, where the prime minister’s father seeks to retrace Marco Polo’s steps
  • Johnson senior’s statements ‘a massive propaganda boost’ for Beijing and an ‘embarrassment’ for his son’s government, MPs say

Stanley Johnson, father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaks to Conservative Party delegates in Manchester, England, in October. His planned trip to Xinjiang in China has sparked controversy. Photo: AFP
Stanley Johnson, father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaks to Conservative Party delegates in Manchester, England, in October. His planned trip to Xinjiang in China has sparked controversy. Photo: AFP
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