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Boris Johnson: Attention seeker extraordinaire?

Another big day for the Prime Minister, another morning with wall-to-wall coverage of her Foreign Secretary.
Boris Johnson is - again - facings calls for his sacking after saying a Libyan city could become the next Dubai once the "dead bodies' were cleared away.The comment - made at a fringe event at the Conservative party conference - was condemned by MPs from across the political divide. His colleagues Anna Soubry and Heidi Allen said the Foreign Secretary should be sacked.
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For the third time in two weeks, Mr Johnson has stolen Mrs May's thunder. He intervened on Brexit ahead of her Florence speech, he did so again of the eve of party conference.Now, on the eve of her crunch speech to conference, the Foreign Secretary is in the headlines and this morning made himself widely available for the cameras.Other politicians may have decided to lie low amid sacking rows, Mr Johnson chose to go out for a morning jog and then have a tour of the conference hall too.Mr Johnson simply can't keep a low profile. He is the only cabinet minister I spotted running the gauntlet of the waiting press pack this morning - and he did it not once, but twice.
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Mr Johnson braves the media throng in his Bermuda shorts
He is addicted to attracting attention to himself.The Prime Minister has insisted this week that she's comfortable having such an agitator in her cabinet. Mrs May says that a strong leader doesn't need to surround herself with 'yes men'. But privately she must be furious.Mrs May wants to use her speech today to demonstrate she is getting on with the job, that she has a plan for Britain, that she wants to "do her duty" and to serve.Instead, ministers are having to defend Mr Johnson's place in her Cabinet when they would no doubt rather be talking about new council house building or the energy price cap.That is not quite the relaunch that Mrs May wanted for today but an insubordinate Mr Johnson appears unable - or unwilling - to let her take centre stage.
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