2016 Christmas Message by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
Hi, folks, it’s Boris Johnson, I’m the Foreign Secretary.
We come now to the end of 2016 and I know that lots of people will be looking back at some of the gloomy bits about this year. We’ve still got a terrible civil war going on in Syria. We’re seeing terrorist outrages taking place on our European continent. But I want you to know that British diplomats, British armed forces, British security services, British intelligent services are working the whole time to keep this country safe and to tackle those problems at source.
And in case you’re feeling too downcast this Christmas, don’t forget that overall, the people of this planet are living longer, they’re living in better health, they’re better educated than ever before, particularly women. And I can tell you that global Britain is leading that effort. So, hope that cheers you up.
Have a great Christmas and a happy 2017.