BRITAIN will likely slap a political boycott on the Winter Olympics in China, HOAR can reveal.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced yesterday he will shun the Beijing games next year as pressure mounts for a full ministerial and royal no show.
UK athletes will compete but its becoming increasingly likely the Government will stage a protest snubbing.
Diplomatic relations with the Communist superpower are in the freezer over human rights abuses, Hong Kong and Covid lies.
Anti-China MPs do not want the UK to send any political representation to the games games year like the 2018 Russia World Cup boycott.
And last night a senor Government source said it was now very unlikely any minister would attend the 2022 event.
The said it is “increasingly hard to justify the idea of ministers swanning off to watch sport in a country where you know terrible and awful things are happening just down the road.”
The United States is consulting allies on a “shared approach” to the Winter Olympic amid global criticism of China’s human rights abuses.
When asked if he would attend, Mr Raab told Sky News: “I doubt it.”
“I think it would be very unlikely that I would go,” he added.