Boris Johnson’s trip to see troops in Iraq last year left Foreign Office officials picking up his personal bar bill, arranging his last-minute requests for sightseeing, and blocking his attempts to visit the “front line”, according to diplomatic emails.

The correspondence, published under freedom of information laws, shows officials struggling to accommodate the mayor’s demands and discussing efforts by Number 10 and other Whitehall officials to restrict his plans.

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