Boris Johnson dodges questions about domestic incident with partner despite being asked five times

Sophia Ankel
Saturday 22 June 2019 08:00

Boris Johnson is something of an expert at dodging questions, but no one was expecting him to do so five times after he was asked about the reports of a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.​

The possible future prime minister made headlines after police were called to reports of a dramatic dispute at the flat he shares with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds in Camberwell late last night.

Neighbours reportedly grew concerned after hearing loud crashing noises and a woman screaming "get off me" and "get out of my flat".

So, there was no doubt that Johnson would be questioned about the incident at the hustings in Birmingham yesterday.

But when – on five occasions – the interviewer, Iain Dale, confronted him, Johnson refused to give him a straight answer, insisting the audience "did not want to hear about that kind of thing".

When Dale pushed him on it again, Johnson just kept rambling on about his future plans, finally conceding to making "no comment" when asked for the very last time.

Johnson's behaviour prompted Dale to tell him he was "completely avoiding" the question.

While many took to Twitter complaining about the possible future prime minister's evasion, others were more shocked about the fact that the audience seemed to boo the journalist and cheer on Johnson during the questioning.

HT Mirror

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