Sirte: what was Boris Johnson talking about?

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What prompted British foreign secretary’s comments about the war-torn Libyan city that led to accusations of insensitivity?

Boris Johnson created a fresh storm at the Conservative conference and provoked calls for his resignation, after saying that the war-torn Libyan city of Sirte had only to “clear the dead bodies away” to become a world-class tourist destination like Dubai.

But what lay behind his remarks that prompted criticism of insensitivity and callousness?

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