Hours after Boris Johnson confirmed his place within the remaining runoff for the Conservative celebration management, police have been known as to the flat he shares along with his associate, Carrie Symonds, after neighbours heard a loud altercation involving screaming, shouting and banging.
The police later issued a press release saying they’d attended and spoken to all occupants of the handle, who have been all secure and effectively. “There have been no offences or issues obvious to the officers and there was no trigger for police motion.”
Within the days since, Johnson has declined to supply any clarification of the incident and he repeatedly dodged questions about it at a management hustings in Birmingham on the weekend.
The Guardian’s chief political correspondent, Jessica Elgot, discusses how the incident has been dealt with by Johnson’s marketing campaign workforce and the broader questions which have arisen over his judgment and character.
Additionally as we speak: Bethan McKernan on the rerun of the mayoral election in Istanbul, by which Ekrem İmamoğlu was victorious, dealing a critical blow to the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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