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Despite being the overwhelming favourite to be the next Tory Party leader and prime Minister, Boris Johnson seems determined to blow that opportunity. Tory Party members may not be especially moral or social conservative, but they won't like their Prime Minister throwing his toys out of the pram in 10 Downing Street.

Of course for Boris it will all be a merry jape; what's so wrong with having a domestic where your partner repeatedly orders you to "get off me" and "get out of my flat" and you refuse? So what if the neighbours recorded your altercation where Ms Symonds is heard saying Mr Johnson had ruined a sofa with red wine: "You just don't care for anything because you're spoilt. You have no care for money or anything."

Just the sort of leader the Tories and Great Britain needs right now. Of course the DUP rather like Jeremy Hunt because of his social conservatism and less duplicitous ways... Expect Jeremy to emphasise his family life and conservative voting record in the leadership campaign...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Jun 22nd, 2019 at 10:13:40 AM EST
Boris Johnson: police called to loud altercation at potential PM's home - Guardian
Police were called to the home of Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, in the early hours of Friday morning after neighbours heard a loud altercation involving screaming, shouting and banging.

The argument could be heard outside the property where the potential future prime minister is living with Symonds, a former Conservative party head of press.

A neighbour told the Guardian they heard a woman screaming followed by "slamming and banging". At one point Symonds could be heard telling Johnson to "get off me" and "get out of my flat".

The neighbour said that after becoming concerned they knocked on the door but received no response. "I [was] hoping that someone would answer the door and say `We're okay'. I knocked three times and no one came to the door."

by Bernard on Sat Jun 22nd, 2019 at 12:12:26 PM EST
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Boris Johnson faces growing pressure to comment on row with partner  - Guardian
The development follows two days of negative headlines that have damaged Johnson's chances of beating the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, in a race to become leader of the Conservative party.

Under close questioning at the first hustings before Tory party members on Saturday, Johnson refused to comment on the argument with Carrie Symonds, a former Conservative party head of press, at their home in the early hours of Friday.

Fox, a supporter of Hunt, said on Sunday it was time for Johnson to openly explain the incident so that the contest can get away from "these distractions" and return to the two candidates' plans as prime minister.

by Bernard on Sun Jun 23rd, 2019 at 12:51:30 PM EST
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I doubt it will worry the Conservative party members much. We have already established that they would be perfectly happy to destroy the economy and the UK to get brexit, I'm quite certain a few virgins burned on the same altar is something that would give them no pause whatsoever, let alone anybody stupid enough to enter into a liaison with Boris.

Yes, I'm quite sure the coucntry will look askance at the Tory party's choice, much in the same way many in the US look at the GOP and Trump, and decide they have lost all credibility, but I'm not sure it's an election losing choice.

Boris is a terrible choice of leader, he will destroy the country and make a joke while doing it, but the tabloid reding public will lap it up cos that's what they're been trained to do

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jun 24th, 2019 at 05:45:04 PM EST
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