Boris Johnson serving the tea

From the Crikey grapevine, it’s the latest tips and rumours…

The special relationship. "Boris and Trump will be allies. The President had very warm words to say about him, even calling him the ‘British Trump’. Expect good relations between the two." So said Sky News' resident US expert Bruce Wolpe following the rise of toffy prat Boris Johnson to prime minister of the UK, the office he somehow couldn't avoid getting. Indeed, Trump has responded warmly to Johnson's win, because it reflects how much "they like me over there". There is at least one key way in which they are similar -- beyond both being buffoonish grifters. Just as there is a Trump tweet for every occasion, there is a Johnson breach of foreign affairs etiquette, and The Washington Post has compiled a cracking list of them with regards to the US president: