February 5, 2022, 12:27 PM
Boris Johnson was influenced by his wife to “make decisions he shouldn’t have made”, which led to his downfall, according to investigative journalist Tom Bower.
As the Prime Minister battles fires in his government and advisory teams, revelations have emerged claiming his wife Carrie Johnson is preventing him from running the country effectively.
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Investigative journalist and political biographer Tom Bower joined Camilla Tominey in assessing the claims. He started by saying that “everything went wrong when his [ex-]his wife Marina is out,” painting her as a stable figure in Boris Johnson’s life.
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“She intervened, she destabilized the government,” he added.
Camilla took offense to Mr Bower’s comments, wondering “in what way [Carrie] responsible for Boris Johnson’s behavior?”
“She interfered in a way that made him make decisions he shouldn’t have made,” the reporter said.
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“He always relied on his wife and his mistress and in Carrie he had both and it didn’t work out.”
Mr Bower added that ‘insiders tell us it’s a terrible relationship’ between the Prime Minister and his wife, suggesting Ms Johnson deprived the Prime Minister of sleep when their son was a newborn.
The reporter added that the redecoration of Downing Street was another mistake by Ms Johnson for which the Prime Minister took the blame.
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“It was reckless, it was inexcusable.”
Mr Bower called Ms Johnson a ‘political clot’. “She thinks she knows politics, Carrie Johnson – she doesn’t.”