Boris says its unfair to drag Carrie into politics as he breaks cover after row
Boris Johnson has again declined to answer questions about the screaming row between him and his girlfriend but said it was simply unfair to drag loved ones into his politics.
The Tory leadership frontrunner was involved in a spat in the early hours of Friday morning, which saw police called by worried neighbours after his Carrie Symonds was heard shouting get off me, get out.
Boris refused to make any statement about the row in his partners flat for three days, but has finally answered questions in an interview with the BBCs Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg.
When asked what happened that night, Boris said he did not want to drag his family and loved ones into the political arena.
He said: I…would love to tell you about all sorts of things Laura, but Ive made it a rule over many, many years and I think youve interviewed me loads of times, I do not talk about stuff involving my family, my loved ones.
And theres 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.
Boris was asked whether privacy meant more to him than public trust and responded: 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.
The issue of a photograph of the couple that emerged at the weekend was raised, with Kuenssberg suggesting the former mayor of London could be trying to have this both ways.
Boris dodged the question, saying I just do not go into this stuff and referring back to innumerable statements I gave when I was mayor.
He said: Actually I think what people want to know is what is going on with this guy, doRead More – Source