Boris Johnson, a candidate for the leadership position of the Conservative Party as well as Britain’s Prime Minister, has defended his silence over his alleged domestic abuse incident with his partner.
The Metropolitan Police was called into the home of the former Mayor of London following an altercation with his partner, Carrie Symonds, last Friday.
Speaking in an interview. Johnson, who is tipped as the favourite to succeed Theresa May at 10 Downing Street, said it was unfair for the media to put his girlfriend in the spotlight in the debate concerning his bid for the United Kingdom’s premiership.
He also noted that he refused to respond to questions on the incident and also kept his family out of recent public conversations for “good reason.”
Johnson said: “I do not talk about stuff involving my family, my loved ones,” he said.
“And there’s a very good reason for that. That is that, if you do, you drag them into things that really is… not fair on them.”
Johnson insisted that the public want to know how he would help dIt’s Unfair To Involve Loved Ones In UK Politics Saga -Boris Johnsoneliver Brexit and improve their standard of living rather than being fixated on his private life.
According to him, the want to know “what is going on with this guy”?
“Does he, when it comes to trust, when it comes to character, all those things, does he deliver what he says he’s going to deliver?”
He also refused to respond to accusations from leadership rival Jeremy Hunt that he was being a “coward” for avoiding TV debates, presumably due to the incident.
Johnson also dismissed accusations and criticisms of his character, saying they are”talking absolute nonsense.”
The former UK Foreign Secretary said the existing Brexit deal negotiated by outgoing Prime Minister May “is dead.”
The prime minister hopeful said he does “not believe for a moment” the UK would leave without a deal, although he expressed his willingness to do so.