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German foreign minister brands Boris 'irresponsible'

Germany's foreign minister has appeared to brand his UK counterpart Boris Johnson as an "irresponsible politician" who "bolted" after Brexit.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier made his comment in a speech at Greifswald University Credit: RTV

"People [in the UK] are experiencing a rude awakening after irresponsible politicians first lured the country into a Brexit to then, once the decision was made, bolt and not take responsibility," Frank-Walter Steinmeier said during a speech at Greifswald University.

"Instead they went to play cricket. To be honest, I find this outrageous but it's not just bitter for Great Britain. It's also bitter for the European Union."

Mr Johnson's appointment as foreign minister in the new UK cabinet has provoked comment around the world, largely as a result of his perceived gaffes, among them comparing the EU to Hitler's Germany.

ITV News' Robert Moore said the appointment has gone down particularly badly in the US.

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