Boris Johnson backs Australia's Abbott amid trade role speculation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended former Australian leader Tony Abbott on Friday, after a backlash following speculation that Abbott will be handed a key role in Britain’s post-Brexit trade negotiations.Asked about Abbott’s past comments on women and homosexuality, Johnson told reporters he “does not agree with those sentiments at all.””What I would say about Tony Abbott is this is a guy who was elected by the people of the great liberal democratic nation of Australia,” he said.”It’s an amazing country, it’s a freedom-loving country, it’s a liberal country,” Johnson added. “I think…

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