She described how, at the start of the pandemic before testing was widely available, she’d be tasked with taking the PMs temperature and responding to his regular “tempter tantrums”.
Other “nanny” duties involved regularly questioning Johnson about if he’d washed his hands, expressing concern about his hair “which made him look even more like one of those troll toys from the ’80s” and scolding him for making inappropriate jokes about Covid, such as referring to it as “Kung-Flu”.
Johnson fired Watson around two weeks after Dominic Cummings resigned and allegedly compared her to a lamp that he couldn’t bear to look at because it reminded him of a separation.
She wrote: “He [Johnson] said a lot of things, the most succinct being: ‘I can’t look at you anymore because it reminds me of Dom.
“‘It’s like a marriage has ended, we’ve divided up our things and I’ve kept an ugly old lamp. But every time I look at that lamp, it reminds me of the person I was with. You’re that lamp.’”
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