Boris Johnson insists UK stands ‘shoulder to shoulder with the French’ after new Australia deal

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France has reacted angrily after Australia walked away from a $90billion contract it signed with the Elysee Palace to build 12 conventionally-powered subs over the next decade. New Zealand and Canada – who make up the Five Eyes alliance along with the UK, US and Australia – were also left side-lined, with Jacinda Ardern admitting that she was not even consulted over the deal.

Mr Johnson also played down the impact on the UK’s military relationship with France, saying ties are ‘rock solid’.

He told the Commons: ‘The House should be in no doubt that this Government’s commitment to Nato is absolutely unshakeable and indeed has been strengthened by the massive commitments we have made, the biggest uplift in defence spending since the Cold War.’

He said: ‘Our relationship with France, our military relationship with France, again, Mr Speaker, is rock solid.

‘And we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the French, whether in the Sahel where we are running a joint operation against terrorists in Mali, or whether in Estonia where we currently we have the largest Nato operation.’

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