Boris Johnson Refuses to Deny Staging Photo with Carrie Symonds for Media

Boris Johnson, one of the two remaining candidates in the contest to become the leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister, has refused to deny that he staged a photo with his partner for political reasons.

In an interview on LBC Radio, Johnson said:

“The difficulty is that, the minute you say one thing, you obviously are bringing people, your loved ones, your family, into the public domain in a way that is not fair.”

When asked if he had deliberately though staged a photo and brought his partner into the public domain, Johnson said:

“The longer we spend on things extraneous to what I want to do, the bigger the waste of time.”