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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 19 Jun 22 10.36pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

On Saturday, the Times reported claims that Boris Johnson had tried to hire his now wife as his chief of staff when he was foreign secretary.

But almost as soon as the article hit the printers, it was withdrawn, without explanation or clarification.

The piece, written by the veteran lobby journalist Simon Walters, formerly of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, appeared on page five of some early print copies of Saturday’s Times newspaper but was dropped for later editions.

It does not appear that the article was ever published on the Times’ website.

The story expanded on claims in a biography of Carrie Johnson by the Tory donor and peer Lord Ashcroft that Johnson had tried to appoint her to a £100,000-a-year government job when he was foreign secretary in 2018.

It said the idea had fallen apart when his closest advisers learned of the idea to hire the Tory press chief, then known as Carrie Symonds, whom he later married. Johnson was then still married to Marina Wheeler, a barrister.

Downing Street declined to give an on-the-record response to the story but a No 10 source also said the story was untrue – and suggested it was sexist.

“This is a grubby, discredited story turned down by most reputable media outlets because it isn’t true. The facts speak for themselves.”

Walters told the Guardian: “I stand by the story. I went to all the relevant people over two days. Nobody offered me an on-the-record denial and Downing St didn’t deny it off the record either.”

Journalists at the Times were baffled by the decision to withdraw Saturday’s story, with multiple sources suggesting there had been a high-level intervention to remove it.

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 19 Jun 22 10.37pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

bump me up becky please, im stuck on may

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 19 Jun 22 10.42pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

bump

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 19 Jun 22 11.11pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

On Saturday, the Times reported claims that Boris Johnson had tried to hire his now wife as his chief of staff when he was foreign secretary.

But almost as soon as the article hit the printers, it was withdrawn, without explanation or clarification.

The piece, written by the veteran lobby journalist Simon Walters, formerly of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, appeared on page five of some early print copies of Saturday’s Times newspaper but was dropped for later editions.

It does not appear that the article was ever published on the Times’ website.

The story expanded on claims in a biography of Carrie Johnson by the Tory donor and peer Lord Ashcroft that Johnson had tried to appoint her to a £100,000-a-year government job when he was foreign secretary in 2018.

It said the idea had fallen apart when his closest advisers learned of the idea to hire the Tory press chief, then known as Carrie Symonds, whom he later married. Johnson was then still married to Marina Wheeler, a barrister.

Downing Street declined to give an on-the-record response to the story but a No 10 source also said the story was untrue – and suggested it was sexist.

“This is a grubby, discredited story turned down by most reputable media outlets because it isn’t true. The facts speak for themselves.”

Walters told the Guardian: “I stand by the story. I went to all the relevant people over two days. Nobody offered me an on-the-record denial and Downing St didn’t deny it off the record either.”

Journalists at the Times were baffled by the decision to withdraw Saturday’s story, with multiple sources suggesting there had been a high-level intervention to remove it.

I heard he hired 3 new waiting staff at chequers- bungle"s got his priorities right!

 

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Originally posted by croydon proud

Read the post spider!

I did

 

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Originally posted by croydon proud

bump me up becky please, im stuck on may

Seems like an odd attraction to me, but here ya go.....


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A stairway to Heaven and a Highway to Hell give some indication of expected traffic numbers

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As I have said before whatever stories be they true , partially true or simply made up, they will change nothing.

The press could publish a picture of Boris sniffing lines off of Priti Patel's naked buttocks and no one would bat an eyelid as people seem to expect this sort of thing from our 'loveable buffoon,' of a PM.

As for this story of it is true then it just proves what an upholder of equality he is as he has always offered highly paid roles to his various conquests!

 

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Originally posted by orpingtoneagle

As I have said before whatever stories be they true , partially true or simply made up, they will change nothing.

The press could publish a picture of Boris sniffing lines off of Priti Patel's naked buttocks and no one would bat an eyelid as people seem to expect this sort of thing from our 'loveable buffoon,' of a PM.

As for this story of it is true then it just proves what an upholder of equality he is as he has always offered highly paid roles to his various conquests!

Rishi Rich and Pob Gove included?

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 20 Jun 22 1.42pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by becky

Seems like an odd attraction to me, but here ya go.....


 

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Originally posted by orpingtoneagle

As I have said before whatever stories be they true , partially true or simply made up, they will change nothing.

The press could publish a picture of Boris sniffing lines off of Priti Patel's naked buttocks and no one would bat an eyelid as people seem to expect this sort of thing from our 'loveable buffoon,' of a PM.

As for this story of it is true then it just proves what an upholder of equality he is as he has always offered highly paid roles to his various conquests!

Yes, i"m afraid he could be caught with his pants down with a line up of naked school kids in Downing street and half the country would say-"shouldn"t those truants be in school?"

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 20 Jun 22 2.14pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

The greased piggy.

(something else he has got away with).

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 20 Jun 22 2.17pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by croydon proud

Yes, i"m afraid he could be caught with his pants down with a line up of naked school kids in Downing street and half the country would say-"shouldn"t those truants be in school?"

"Boris Johnson finishes last in 'c**k size contest'"

Edited by becky (20 Jun 2022 2.29pm)

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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