PM candidate’s neighbours were unsafe no matter what they did about his row with partner

Speak no evil: Boris Johnson may be learning – at long last – that he must be much more careful about the things he says and does.

In the row over the row at Boris Johnson’s partner’s flat last weekend, my sympathy is with the neighbour.

If Tom Penn had reported a violent domestic incident between Mr Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds without proof, his political supporters would have been screaming that he was doing it for political reasons and “where’s the evidence?”

But because he recorded the altercation, Mr Johnson’s political supporters are still claiming a political motivation in revealing that Mr Johnson had a domestic argument.

It seems clear to me that he would have been unsafe from criticism, no matter what he did.

Apparently the recording reveals Ms Symonds shouting “get off” and “get out of my flat”, and telling Mr Johnson, “You just don’t care for anything because you’re spoilt. You have no care for money or anything,” after saying he had ruined her sofa with red wine.

It seems clear that Mr Johnson didn’t leave. Does this suggest that this candidate for the most senior office of state has little regard for the will of the people, except when it coincides with his own?

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4 thoughts on “PM candidate’s neighbours were unsafe no matter what they did about his row with partner

  1. trev

    Upper Class domestics – he ruined my sofa with red wine – hahaha! Just shows what a different world these people live in. The last time I overheard a domestic and called the cops the guy in the flat above me was taken away in handcuffs and subsequently sentenced to 9 & a half years in prison. He was kicking sh1t out of his girlfriend who was screaming, but little did I know there was already a warrant out for him, and he also had a gun, ammo, cs gas, and thousands of £s worth of Class A drugs. Now that’s what you call a domestic!

  2. Zippi

    My only issue is the recording going to the papers. Of course, he was right to go to the police and all credit to him for doing so.

  3. nmac064

    The Police have stated that the neighbours acted quite properly in reporting Johnson’s extremely nasty domestic tantrum to the Police. They took the right and sensible action.

  4. Andy Robertson-Fox

    It was a domestic matter, no police action was required, no further comment needed so why did the neighbour release it to the press if not politically motivated?

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