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Daily Mail: ''Boris Johnson can become the next 'leader of the free world' after Brexit"

Boris Johnson is best-placed to become the next 'leader of the free world' after Britain finally unshackles itself from the paralysing three-year Brexit saga, the former foreign minister of Canada has told MailOnline.

John Baird, who steered Canada's foreign policy from 2011 to 2015, believes the Prime Minister can spearhead the Western push-back against Iran in light of an isolationist Donald Trump, a politically weakened Angela Merkel and an Emmanuel Macron distracted with domestic woes.

He said: 'I think that never before has the world needed leadership from the UK and I think never before has the UK been in a better place to provide that leadership.'


Mr Baird said: If I was in government in Canada and Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister we'd have to suspend the UK from the Five Eyes... It would have made it impossible, if you're dealing with terrorist organisations like Hamas and then this man's here is going toe-to-toe with Hamas.'


Mr Baird was on a speaking tour of the UK with the Pinsker Centre think tank.

The full article was originally published at the Daily Mail and can be read in full here.

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