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US News Justine Greening, Former Tory Cabinet Minister: Allegations Against Boris Johnson 'Deeply Concerning'

13:25  30 september  2019
13:25  30 september  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Prime Minister, Boris Johnson arrives ahead of day two of the 2019 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. © Getty Prime Minister, Boris Johnson arrives ahead of day two of the 2019 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

Former Conservative cabinet minister Justine Greening has described the allegations made by women against Prime Minister Boris Johnson as “deeply concerning”. 

Greening, who now sits as an independent MP, told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme that the accusations raised questions about “character and integrity.” 

Johnson’s relationship with women has been brought to the fore in the past week, as he dismissed the concerns of female MPs as “humbug” in the House of Commons, and his “friendship” with American businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri saw him referred to the police watchdog over concerns about a misuse of public funds during his time as mayor of London. 

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Justine Greening et al. sitting at a table: Justine Greening described the allegations against Johnson as © Empics Entertainment Justine Greening described the allegations against Johnson as

The most recent allegations against the prime minister were made on Sunday, when journalist Charlotte Edwardes said Johnson had squeezed her thigh under the table during a private lunch at the offices of The Spectator 20 years ago. She also claims that he did the same to another female journalist. 

A spokesperson for Number 10 said on Sunday evening that the allegations were “untrue”. 

Greening said: “I can’t comment on those accusations, but they are deeply concerning, and in a sense they go to the heart of this question about character and integrity of people in public life and what standards the electorate have a right to expect.”

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We have a right to know, says former cabinet minister Justine Greening . Justine Greening . He says progress is being made in negotiations with the EU. It should be especially concerning to Conservative activists in Manchester that no details of the government’s EU proposal will be available

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Greening said it was up to Number 10 to “decide how they respond to them, I’m saying I do think there’s a question of character and integrity, and that also goes so far as a prime minister being straight with the British public about what he’s asking Europe for on their behalf.”

Greening has also released a fresh call for Johnson to release Brexit plans to the British public, and said there was “no reason” why they couldn’t be shown to the people. 

She said: “He has shown them to Brussels, I can’t see any reason he would want to try to keep his cards close to his chest with the British people,” she said.

“This is completely unacceptable and I find it inconceivable that we can be starting a Conservative Party conference when activists aren’t even being told what the specifics are of the Brexit plan that Mr Johnson has for our country, and he should come clean with people about what he’s actually negotiating.” 

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