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Boris Johnson says he acted with & # 39; full decency & # 39; while grilled over the Jennifer Arcuri line

Boris Johnson today seriously escaped the question of whether he had a sexual relationship with an American ex-model who received thousands of pounds of tax money.

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The prime minister insisted that he agree with & # 39; complete decency & # 39; to Jennifer Arcuri when he was mayor of London when he was interviewed by the BBC this morning.

But the short questions he got about the Andrew Marr Show about this were entirely focused on his business relationship with the American entrepreneur.

Veteran interviewer Mr Marr did not ask about allegations in the Sunday newspaper that Johnson married a physical relationship with Arcuri during his time as a capital.

Viewers went to Twitter to ask why the Prime Minister's questions had not been more difficult, with one, Matt Bell, who said: & Boris is trying to get nervous away from the Arcuri question. Why did #Marr let him go so easily? & # 39;

Another, Teresa Smith, added: & # 39; Andrew Marr, who questioned Gordon Brown about whether he was taking antidepressants, is too reluctant to ask Boris Johnson if he has had sex with Arcuri. & # 39;

It came after Mrs. Arcuri claimed to have told friends that she had a sexual relationship with the politician during his time in charge of the capital.

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In the Marr Show of the BBC, Mr. Johnson said: & # 39; Everything was done in accordance with the Code of Conduct … everything was done with complete decency & # 39;

American businesswoman and former model Jennifer Arcuri (right) told friends she had a sexual affair with Boris Johnson, it has been claimed

American businesswoman and former model Jennifer Arcuri (right) told friends she had a sexual affair with Boris Johnson, it has been claimed

American businesswoman and former model Jennifer Arcuri (right) told friends she had a sexual affair with Boris Johnson, it has been claimed

Wrongful allegations: Johnson is accused of having an affair with Mrs. Arcuri while he was mayor of London and helped her business. He denied any misconduct at the Marr Show (photo)

Wrongful allegations: Johnson is accused of having an affair with Mrs. Arcuri while he was mayor of London and helped her business. He denied any misconduct at the Marr Show (photo)

Wrongful allegations: Johnson is accused of having an affair with Mrs. Arcuri while he was mayor of London and helped her business. He denied any misconduct at the Marr Show (photo)

Among those who trusted Mrs. Arcuri were university classmates and a conservative party activist who said, "She told me they slept together," said the Sunday Times.

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The newspaper claimed that she told four friends that the couple had an affair during his time in town hall.

The prime minister insisted that there was & # 39; no interest in explaining & # 39; about his business contacts with the entrepreneur while he was mayor of London.

In the Marr Show of the BBC, Mr. Johnson said: & # 39; Everything was done in accordance with the Code of Conduct … everything was done with complete decency. & # 39;

He added: & # 39; There was no interest to indicate. I am very proud of everything we did and certainly everything I did as a mayor of London. & # 39;

MR Johnson arrives this morning to film the Marr Show. He said: & # 39; I am very proud of everything we did and certainly everything I did as the mayor of London & # 39;

MR Johnson arrives this morning to film the Marr Show. He said: & # 39; I am very proud of everything we did and certainly everything I did as the mayor of London & # 39;

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MR Johnson arrives this morning to film the Marr Show. He said: & # 39; I am very proud of everything we did and certainly everything I did as the mayor of London & # 39;

The prime minister arrived in Manchester on Saturday evening with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds and radiated a sense of calmness as the couple linked their arms

The prime minister arrived in Manchester on Saturday evening with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds and radiated a sense of calmness as the couple linked their arms

The prime minister arrived in Manchester on Saturday evening with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds and radiated a sense of calmness as the couple linked their arms

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Johnson delivered a show of unity with partner Carrie Symonds last night when he arrived at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

Boris Johnson could win a 100-strong majority in the general election if he concludes a pact with the Brexit party, Nigel Farage claims

Boris Johnson could get a majority of 100 seats if he concludes an unexpected election pact with the Brexit Party, Nigel Farage claimed today.

Mr. Farage renewed his call to the prime minister to join forces, but insisted that it could only happen if the Tories were committed to a & # 39; clean break & # 39; of the EU.

He pointed out that the Brexit party her & # 39; biggest scores & # 39; placed in the traditional heartlands of Labor at European elections, suggesting that Mr. Johnson should give him a clear run.

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In exchange, the delegate said he would like to encourage Labor's supporters to keep their nose & # 39; and to support the conservatives, arguing that a third party could change sides if he encouraged them.

The overtures came in an interview with Sky News & Sophy Ridge while the Tory conference starts in Manchester today.

But they were beaten by Mr. Johnson shortly afterwards. In an interview with the BBC, he was asked if he wanted to make a deal with Mr. Farage and he replied: & # 39; No. & # 39;

The prime minister is struck by allegations that he has wrongly provided benefits to the entrepreneur's company during his period as mayor of London. On Friday, he was referred to the police complaints body to assess whether he should conduct a criminal investigation into his ties with Mrs. Arcuri.

But while he continues to bypass questions related to his friendship with Mrs. Arcuri, an American reporter who interviewed the entrepreneur gave an interview about her close friendship with Mr. Johnson.

David Enrich, chief editor of the New York Times, said that Mrs. Arcuri trusted to close colleagues from the university she slept with Johnson.

He said: & # 39; Two friends from her business class said they had heard from Arcuri that she was sleeping with Boris.

In 2013, Mr. Enrich spoke with the businesswoman and some of her close friendship group for an article he was writing.

Referring to notes he kept from those conversations, he claims that Mrs. Arcuri said that Johnson had warned her to stay away from the press.

And Mr. Enrich said her classmates at Hult International Business School in London repeatedly stated that the entrepreneur had trusted them with her affair with Mr. Johnson.

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According to the Sunday Times, his report would confirm that from other sources who had spoken with Arcuri.

His reports are supported by a report from a Conservative Party activist who claims that Mrs. Arcuri told him about her sexual relationship with the now Prime Minister during the 2015 general election campaign.

Mr Johnson's relationship with Mrs. Arcuri (photo) has led him to become the subject of a police investigation

Mr Johnson's relationship with Mrs. Arcuri (photo) has led him to become the subject of a police investigation

Mr Johnson's relationship with Mrs. Arcuri (photo) has led him to become the subject of a police investigation

& # 39; She told me they slept together & # 39 ;, said this grassroots campaigner, who also claimed that the ex-model would not deny the affair when pressed.

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These new revelations of the prime minister's ties with Mrs. Arcuri came on the eve of his party conference where he hopes to shake off a tough week in Westminster.

He arrived in Manchester on Saturday evening with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds and radiated a breath of fresh air while the couple linked their arms.

Health Minister Matt Hancock rejected the claims this morning as a & # 39; squall & # 39 ;.

At the Sophy Ridge on Sky News Sunday program whether the prime minister had questions to answer, Mr. Hancock replied: & # 39; No. & # 39;

He went further: & # 39; I understand there is an investigation. Funds involved have gone through the right process. This was a long time ago.

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& # 39; Of course there are always showers in politics and there are always debates about individuals. & # 39;

But these last claims claim pressure on the controversial Tory leader who stares at the course of four investigations into his ties with Mrs. Arcuri.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) said its supervisory officer a & # 39; conduct case & # 39; had registered against Mr. Johnson on allegations that Mrs. Arcuri received favorable treatment because of her friendship with him while he was mayor of London.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) will now consider whether there are reasons to investigate the Prime Minister for the crime of misconduct in public office.

Journalist accuses PM of squeezing her thigh in 1999

Boris Johnson and Charlotte Edwardes

Boris Johnson and Charlotte Edwardes

Boris Johnson and Charlotte Edwardes

Boris Johnson squeezed a private lunch in the thigh of a journalist with so much force that she made her jerk upright, it was claimed last night.

Charlotte Edwardes said that in 1999 the prime minister – when the editor of the magazine Spectator – took a chunk of her meat from her thigh.

And the columnist said she wasn't the only female guest who was improperly touched by Mr. Johnson that night.

Describe the lunch in Style Edwardes magazine wrote: & # 39; Under the table I feel Johnson & # 39; s hand on my thigh.

& # 39; He pinches it. His hand is high in my leg and he has enough meat under his fingers to suddenly make me sit up. & # 39;

After lunch thrown by the spectator at their then London office, Edwardes said that she entrusted Mr. Johnson's wandering hands to another woman, who replied: & god, he did exactly the same to me. & # 39;

Downing Street did not want to comment.

A Downing Street spokesperson declined MailOnline's request for comment.

The GLA statement, denounced by Downing Street as a & # 39; naked political job & # 39; on the eve of the Tory Party conference, came after details of Mrs. Arcuri's ties with Mr. Johnson were first emphasized last week.

The newspaper reported that Mrs. Arcuri received £ 126,000 in public money and privileged access to three foreign trade missions led by Mr. Johnson while he was mayor.

Johnson has consistently denied any mistake related to his links with Mrs. Arcuri.

The latest allegations of infidelity follow a series of well-published stories about Mr. Johnson's private life, some of which had plagued his 25-year marriage to second wife Marina Wheeler.

In 2004 he was fired from the front line of Tory because of a reported affair with journalist and colleague of the spectator Petronella Wyatt.

He described claims about the relationship at the time as & # 39; an inverted pyramid of piffle & # 39 ;.

Affair claims raised their heads again in 2006 when it was reported that the married father of four Anna Fazackerley of the Times Higher Education Supplement had romance.

The court of appeal ruled in 2013 that the public had the right to know that he had conceived a daughter in another adulterous relationship with another woman, Helen Macintyre, while mayor of London in 2009.

Despite years of turmoil, Johnson and his lawyer divorced and started divorce proceedings in 2018 and he now lives on Downing Street with former Tory Party employee Carrie Symonds, 31.

Last night, journalist Charlotte Edwardes accused the prime minister of squeezing her thigh during a private lunch when he was the editor of the spectator in 1999.

She wrote: & # 39; Under the table I feel Johnson & # 39; s hand on my thigh.

& # 39; He pinches it. His hand is high in my leg and he has enough meat under his fingers to suddenly make me sit up. & # 39;

& # 39; I am a model of restraint & # 39 ;: Defiant Boris Johnson rejects anger about his & # 39; surrender & # 39; jibes with Remainer MPs as he starts the Tory conference amidst bitter distance about rebel legislation against No Deal

Boris Johnson today criticized his & # 39; surrender & # 39; jibe to Remainer MPs today – saying that he must be able to speak clearly.

The prime minister recalled the allegations that he raised anti-establishment rage when he started the Tory conference in Manchester.

He admitted that there were real threats to politicians from extreme elements in society.

But he said it & # 39; completely legitimate & # 39; was to & # 39; military metaphors & # 39; such as the & # 39; Surrender Law & # 39; to describe a rebel law that was meant to block No Deal.

Johnson gave a strong indication that he will not resign, even if he cannot keep his promise to do or die to get Brexit by October 31.

However, he refused to say whether he would be willing to declare a state of emergency to circumvent the legislation. Asked if he could bypass the Benn Act, he said: & # 39; Of course we can. & # 39;

& # 39; The best way to end this is to get Brexit ready & # 39 ;, he told the Andrew Marr show of the BBC.

Johnson was pressured if he regretted concern about branding over death threats & # 39; humbug & # 39; last week in the Commons.

& # 39; I am a model of restraint, & # 39; he said. However, the prime minister said he was sorry that there was a & # 39; misunderstanding & # 39; was about what part of Labor's Paula Sheriff question he & # 39; humbug & # 39; had mentioned.

The comments came in the midst of claims that Johnson is knocking the Brexit riots & # 39; up & # 39; so that he can declare a state of emergency on October 31 and enforce No Deal.

Boris Johnson (shown today at the BBC & # 39; s Andrew Marr show) shrugged and claimed that he raised anti-establishment anger when he started the Tory conference in Manchester

Boris Johnson (shown today at the BBC & # 39; s Andrew Marr show) shrugged and claimed that he raised anti-establishment anger when he started the Tory conference in Manchester

Boris Johnson (shown today at the BBC & # 39; s Andrew Marr show) shrugged and claimed that he raised anti-establishment anger when he started the Tory conference in Manchester

Johnson was put under pressure if he regretted worrying about death threats & # 39; humbug & # 39; last week in the Commons

Johnson was put under pressure if he regretted worrying about death threats & # 39; humbug & # 39; last week in the Commons

Johnson was put under pressure if he regretted worrying about death threats & # 39; humbug & # 39; last week in the Commons

Keir Starmer of Labor warned that the prime minister wants to use extreme tactics to ignore a rebel law that compels him to beg the EU to delay.

Johnson has insisted that he comply with the law – but he will never request an extension of the Halloween departure date.

In a sign of the deep division in society, a poll today suggests that nearly half of the public say that Mr. Johnson should go to jail if he breaks the law.

Tories become Trumpish under Boris Johnson, says ex-minister David Gauke

Former Tory cabinet minister David Gauke destroyed the party's politics under Boris Johnson and said it resembled Donald Trump's control over the Republicans in the United States.

The former justice secretary, who was stripped of the party whip after voting to block a No Deal Brexit, said the Tories had become a party working to & # 39; divide the land & # 39; with coarse language.

He urged the party to use the Manchester conference to become a party bringing the party together.

& # 39; It reminds me of the way Donald Trump now runs the Republican Party in the US. That is, to say the least, a disappointing state of affairs, & he said to Sky & Ridge on Sunday.

& # 39; I don't think that's good for the conservative party, I don't think it's good for the country.

& # 39; And I hope we see a change of direction at the conservative party conference in the coming days. & # 39;

But the Tories are also 11 points ahead of Labor in terms of the overall intention to vote, and No10 believes Mr. Johnson's difficult message breaks through.

Johnson told the Marr show: & I think most people in this country agree that the Brexit discussion has been going on for far too long and it is true that the feelings on both sides are now inflamed touched …

& # 39; The best way to end this is to complete Brexit on October 31 and help the country move forward. & # 39;

Johnson claimed the best for & # 39; psychological health & # 39; of people would be to deliver Brexit.

& # 39; The best for the country and for the overall mental health of people would be to get Brexit ready & # 39 ;, he told Marr.

& # 39; I am not the only one who thinks that – if you look at where the public is, whether they voted for Leave or Remaining – they really think it is up to Parliament to get this over the line. & # 39;

The prime minister suggested that his use of the word & # 39; humbug & # 39; in response to Paula Sherriff was possibly a misunderstanding.

& # 39; My use of the word humbug was in the context of people trying to prevent me – we – from using the word & # 39; surrender & # 39; used, & # 39; he said to the BBC.

Andrew Marr said that Mrs. Sheriff – who claimed that people quoted the Prime Minister's words in death threats to MPs – about something & # 39; very specific & # 39; spoke.

Johnson said: & # 39; In that case it was a total misunderstanding and that was wrong. & # 39;

He added: & # 39; I can certainly say sorry for the misunderstanding, but my intention was to refuse to be busy putting the word & # 39; surrender & # 39; to describe the Surrender Law. & # 39;

A minister warned last week that there would be violent unrest if the government did not continue the Brexit.

Former Tory cabinet minister David Gauke destroyed the party's politics under Mr. Johnson and said it resembled Donald Trump's control over the Republicans in the United States.

The former justice secretary, who was stripped of the party whip after voting to block a No Deal Brexit, said the Tories had become a party working to & # 39; divide the land & # 39; with coarse language.

How could the state of the emergency trick work?

Remnants increasingly fear that the government will take drastic measures to circumvent the law that obliges Boris Johnson to look for a Brexit extension.

One idea that is being introduced is the appeal to the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, which gives ministers temporary powers in a crisis.

The government would declare an emergency and then persuade the private council to suspend the Benn Act – allowing the UK to leave on October 31.

However, even if the tactics were tried, it seems unlikely that the review by the courts will survive.

The government should convince judges that there is a real emergency – rather than an attempt to evade the law.

The Supreme Court has already indicated its willingness to intervene by considering that the Prime Minister's attempt to prorogue the Parliament was illegal.

He urged the party to use the Manchester conference to become a party bringing the party together.

& # 39; It reminds me of the way Donald Trump now runs the Republican Party in the US. That is, to say the least, a disappointing state of affairs, & he said to Sky & Ridge on Sunday.

& # 39; I don't think that's good for the conservative party, I don't think it's good for the country.

& # 39; And I hope we see a change of direction at the conservative party conference in the coming days. & # 39;

Remnants increasingly fear that Johnson will take radical measures to circumvent the law that requires him to request a postponement.

One idea that is being introduced is the appeal to the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, which gives ministers temporary powers in a crisis.

The government would declare an emergency and then persuade the private council to suspend the Benn Act – allowing the UK to leave on October 31.

Sir Keir interviewed the observer today: & # 39; The idea of ​​riots or even killing if we do not leave the EU on October 31 is the culmination of irresponsibility.

& # 39; But it is also clearly orchestrated.

& # 39; If this is part of a government plan to abuse power under emergency legislation, I can assure the prime minister that we will defeat him in court and in parliament. & # 39;

The legislation adopted by Parliament earlier this month orders Mr Johnson to ask the EU for more time if no agreement is reached before 19 October.

No10 leader Dominic Cummings fueled Remainer paranoia last week by insisting that there are & # 39; meshes & # 39; in the rebel law.

Mr. Cummings said to Sky News: & # 39; Apparently there are gaps here, because the remaining lawyers are all babbling about the gaps on Twitter, so they themselves say there are gaps. & # 39;

Sir John Major warned that Mr. Johnson & # 39; political chicanery & # 39; could use to try to force No Deal.

The former prime minister said he feared that the powers of the private council could be misused to suspend a remaining rebel law intended to prevent the UK from crashing.

In a speech to the Center for European Reform, Sir John suggested that the government could try to circumvent the Benn Act by issuing an implementing decision in the Council.

This does not require the Queen's permission and may suspend the law until after October 31.

& # 39; I would like to warn the Prime Minister that – if this path is taken – it is blatantly contrary to parliament and the Supreme Court is completely disrespectful, & # 39; said Sir John.

& # 39; It would be a piece of political chicanery that nobody should ever forgive or forget. & # 39;

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