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An ING analysis on the latest Brexit developments says:

Another key Brexiteer, the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also quit this Monday in another big setback for the Prime Minister's authority. But keep in mind that there is a sense that his support among governing Conservative MPs has been waning, particularly after derogatory comments about British business were made public.

I know of several cases of Johnson making derogatory comments, but I'm not certain which comments the article refers to.

Does anyone know specifically which comments the above quote refers to?

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He reportedly used a simple expletive while reacting to business concerns about Brexit, namely:

Fuck business

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    I do not approve the repeated edits. It's quite simple, he used that word, I provide a link to one of the most well respected news organisations in the world and they, quite appropriately, chose to reproduce that word. I happen to use the English language but I consider this to be an international website and I find the peculiar habit to replace some letters by asterisks or other symbols silly and unnecessary. – Relaxed Jul 11 '18 at 22:18
  • The BBC story has an offensive language warning, however, and the word in question first appears several lines below the warning. Perhaps you could use a spoiler block to appease those who are concerned about the faint of heart. – phoog Jul 11 '18 at 22:24
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    @phoog I still find that somewhat silly (and the fact that many unrelated people feel the need to edit the word out quite fascinating) but it's a good solution, thanks! – Relaxed Jul 11 '18 at 22:28

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