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US NewsJohnson: 'Simply unfair' to 'drag' my loved ones into politics

00:40  25 june  2019
00:40  25 june  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Boris Johnson said he didn't want to drag his partner Carrie Symonds into the political debate. On Monday, Mr Johnson defended his silence over the late-night row with his partner, saying it was “ unfair ” to drag loved ones into politics .

Johnson: 'Simply unfair' to 'drag' my loved ones into politics © Imagebridge The row has dominated headlines in recent days Boris Johnson has again declined to talk about a late-night row involving his partner, saying it is "simply unfair" to "drag" his loved ones into politics.

The former foreign secretary, who is the frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister, was involved in an incident at the flat he shares with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds.

Concerned neighbours called the police after his partner was heard screaming and shouting "get off me".

When asked about what happened in the early hours of Friday, Mr Johnson told the BBC: "I...would love to tell you about all sorts of things Laura [Kuenssberg, the corporation's political editor] but I've made it a rule over many, many years and I think you've interviewed me loads of times, I do not talk about stuff involving my family, my loved ones.

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Boris Johnson has again declined to discuss in detail a late-night quarrel at his home, saying it was “ simply unfair ” to “ drag ” his loved ones into the political arena. The Tory leadership frontrunner also called for “creative ambiguity” over the £39 billion cost of the UK’s Brexit divorce deal

Boris Johnson has again declined to discuss in detail the late-night quarrel at his home, saying it was “ simply unfair ” to “ drag ” his loved ones into the He said: “I…would love to tell you about all sorts of things Laura, but I’ve made it a rule over many, many years and I think you’ve interviewed me loads of

Johnson: 'Simply unfair' to 'drag' my loved ones into politics © Thomson Reuters Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, talks during a hustings event in Birmingham, Britain, June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

"And there's a very good reason for that.

"That is that, if you do, you drag them into things that, really is, is, in a way that is not fair on them."

Mr Johnson was asked whether privacy meant more to him than public trust and said in response: "Yes I get that, I totally get that.

"But my key point though is that the minute you start talking about your family or your loved ones, you involve them in a debate that is it is simply unfair on them."

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