Britain needs you’ says FCO Minister

“Britain is global” Sir Alan Duncan told the foreign press corps and diplomatic press attachés at the annual Meet Whitehall exhibition, where envoys and the media meet government press officers.

“In an age of fake news we need real reporting…After Brexit we need you to send a message that we are not pulling up the drawbridge,” he said.

The DEXEU stand was busy but envoys noted that the Downing Street and Home Office stands were unmanned. “That also sends a message,” quipped a diplomat.