The Guardian newspaper has reported of a domestic disturbance at the property where Boris Johnson is currently living with his partner Carrie Symonds.
The newspaper reported:
“The neighbour said they recorded the altercation from inside their flat out of concern for Symonds. On the recording, heard by the Guardian, Johnson can be heard refusing to leave the flat and telling Symonds to “get off my fucking laptop” before there is a loud crashing noise.
Symonds is heard saying Johnson had ruined a sofa with red wine: “You just don’t care for anything because you’re spoilt. You have no care for money or anything.”
The neighbour said: “There was a smashing sound of what sounded like plates. There was a couple of very loud screams that I’m certain were Carrie and she was shouting to ‘get out’ a lot. She was saying ‘get out of my flat’ and he was saying no. And then there was silence after the screaming. My partner, who was in bed half asleep, had heard a loud bang and the house shook.””
Boris Johnson, who is currently favourite in the race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and the Prime Minister, refused to comment.
The Guardian newspaper has reported that several Conservative MPs may quit the party should Boris Johnson become the new leader in the event of Theresa May standing down or being forced out.
The Guardian noted:
“One minister said she would leave the party if Johnson and his supporters, such as Jacob Rees-Mogg, took over the Conservatives. Another minister said he knew of five or six Conservatives who were openly saying they were so opposed to a Johnson premiership that they could not stay in the party run by him and a group of ‘Brexit ultras’.”
Currently Bet365 have Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt and Sajid Javid as the most likely to take on the Tory leadership as speculation at Westminster increases about the Prime Minister’s position.
The Guardian newspaper has alleged that Boots the chemists has been putting pressure on staff to provide medicine-use reviews (MURs) to patients without a clinical need.
The newspaper said that “Boots has been accused of boosting its profits by forcing staff to abuse an NHS scheme intended to help sick patients”. The paper added that the chemists were providing MURs on each other and on patients who couldn’t use or benefit from them.
Boots have yet to deny the allegations but said:
“We make it clear to our colleagues that these services should not be undertaken inappropriately”.
The Guardian newspaper has confirmed that Richard Seymour does not work them after he posted a hate comment on Falkland’s veteran Simon Weston. The Guardian has though confirmed that Seymour was a regular author on its web-site with a profile at:
Simon Weston suffered serious injuries whilst on active duty on HMS Sir Galahad when the Argentines attacks it. His injuries included severe burns to his face.
Richard Seymour wrote in a comment:
“If he knew anything he’d still have his face”.
Seymour refused to apologise on his comment which appeared on an article written by Simon Weston in the Daily Telegraph.
Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister from 2007 until 2010, has warned that the UK risks isolation if voters decide to leave the European Union.
In an article for the Guardian the former Prime Minister wrote:
“Of course, we must tell the truth about the 3 million jobs, 25,000 companies, £200bn of annual exports and £450bn of inward investment linked to Europe; and how the “Britzerland” or Norwegian alternatives (even Norwegians oppose the Norwegian option) leave us subject to EU rules, but denied a vote in shaping them. And we must talk about how the Hong Kong option – “leaving Europe to join the world” – is really the North Korea option, out in the cold with few friends, no influence, little new trade and even less new investment.”
Ed Miliband, the leader of the Opposition, has ruled out a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union unless a substantial change in power is proposed. The Conservative Party have offered a referendum on membership of the European Union in 2017.