Boris Johnson as soon as penned an article describing the kids of single moms as “ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate.” These phrases got here again to hang-out him this week, prompting contemporary backlash within the run-up to Britain’s December 12 election and calling into query Johnson’s personal private life and household relationships.
However simply what number of youngsters does the prime minister have? Johnson does not wish to say.
Showing on British radio station LBC on Friday, Johnson was confronted by an indignant listener who had known as the present to reference his 1995 article for the Spectator. The caller, recognized as “Ruth,” informed the prime minister: “I do not admire what you have stated about single moms,” earlier than including: “Why are you cheerful to criticize individuals like me whenever you refuse to debate your loved ones?”
Johnson, who has been married twice, has 4 youngsters – two daughters and two sons – along with his most up-to-date ex-wife, Marina Wheeler, who he separated from in 2018. Rumors have lengthy swirled in Britain that Johnson has a fifth little one, a daughter, from an affair. Johnson’s private life has typically hit the headlines in Britain, with the 55-year-old incessantly being accused of adultery throughout his 25-year marriage. “Boris Johnson booted out by spouse Marina after she accused him of dishonest AGAIN,” wrote the Solar in September 2018.
Johnson has additionally been accused of getting an affair with American businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri, who not too long ago divulged on nationwide tv that Johnson had informed her he did, certainly, have 5 youngsters.
Video from Friday’s interview rapidly started circulating on social media, with Labour chief Jeremy Cobyn sharing the clip and writing: “That is what holding Boris Johnson to account appears to be like like.”
Johnson frowned and sighed closely earlier than trying to defend his previous writing: “These are 25-year-old quotations culled from articles written I believe earlier than I used to be even in politics,” he stated.
“I imply completely no disrespect to you,” he informed the caller, who went on to explain how Johnson’s feedback had impacted the lives of kids. “My youngsters suffered the stigma connected to the feedback Mr Johnson made on the time,” she stated.
“I really like my youngsters very a lot however they aren’t standing at this election. I am not subsequently going to touch upon them,” Johnson stated within the interview. “I’m not going to place them onto the pitch.”
When requested whether or not he was pondering of getting extra youngsters with present girlfriend 31-year-old Carrie Symonds, who moved into Downing Road in the summertime, Johnson stated, “I am not going to get into discussions.”
In June, police had been known as to an tackle in southeastern London after an alleged altercation between the 2. Symonds was reportedly heard by neighbors shouting, “Get off me” and “get out of my flat” in the course of the incident.
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