RULE FOR US, ANOTHER FOR THE PEASANTS - Controversial picture of
Boris Johnson and wife Carrie, at a social gathering at number 10
Carrie Johnson (née Symonds) is the wife of British prime minister Boris Johnson. Before becoming spouse of the prime minister, she was known as a political and animal welfare activist, and a conservationist. She is a former Conservative Party media official and currently works as a senior advisor to the
ocean conservation charity Oceana.
In 2009, Johnson joined the Conservative Party as a press officer. She worked at Conservative Campaign Headquarters, and later campaigned for Boris Johnson in the 2010 London Conservative Party mayoral selection. She has also worked as a media special adviser for Conservative Cabinet Ministers Sajid Javid (Communities, Local Government and Housing Secretary) and John Whittingdale (Culture, Media and Sport Secretary).
Johnson became the Conservative Party's head of communications in 2018, but left the position later that year, taking up a job in public relations for the Oceana project.
It was reported that she was asked to leave her post as director of communications after sources said party chiefs had said her performance was poor, and questions were raised over significant unjustified expenses claims. These accusations were, however, rejected by other sources as being a smear campaign based around rumours allegedly spread by Johnson's political strategist, Lynton Crosby.
She is a patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation.
She began an affair with British politician Boris Johnson, then the foreign secretary, in 2018 while he was still married to his second wife, Marina Wheeler.
Carrie was previously in a relationship with British political journalist Harry Cole.
In July 2019, Boris became prime minister and both he and Carrie officially moved into the flat above 11 Downing Street. She had been the first unmarried partner of a prime minister to reside at Downing Street. The following month, she was barred from entering the United States as her visa application was rejected due to a previous visit with her close friend Nimco Ali to Somaliland, which the US considers to be part of immigration-restricted Somalia. On 16 August 2019, she made her first public appearance since entering 10 Downing Street, when she addressed what she called the "gigantic"
Concerns over her influence on the prime minister were raised in January 2020, when it came to light that she had received briefs from animal rights activists just before the government pulled a planned cull of badgers in Derbyshire. An association representing farmers, the NFU, asserted that this meeting and her influence played a key role in the government ignoring scientific advice in favour of retaining the cull. According to The Guardian, a judicial review has been granted permission to examine how the decision was reached.
She was also influential in making sure that Lee Cain did not get a job as the prime minister's chief of staff, and has urged Johnson to fire environment secretary
George Eustice from his role. She was also involved in a political controversy over the refurbishment of the 11 Downing Street flat, and her comments over the flat's decor being a "John Lewis furniture nightmare" (John Lewis typically being an aspirational, upper-middle-class shop) led to accusations of snobbery.
During Dominic Cummings's tenure as chief adviser, Cummings and Carrie Johnson were said to represent two separate factions influencing the prime
minister. Cummings also said that the prime minister "cancel[led] an inquiry about a leak ... because it might implicate his girlfriend's friends"; Cummings accused Henry Newman, the senior adviser in Downing Street and ally of Carrie Johnson, of being a "chatty rat" who leaked the plans for a second lockdown in October. Cummings later said in 2021 that Johnson acted "illegally" in awarding influential jobs to her friends, including press secretary
Conservative MP Caroline Nokes said that Carrie Johnson's influence has been exaggerated for sexist purposes; she has been likened to both Lady Macbeth and Marie Antoinette by her critics. Writing in
the Sunday Times Marie Le Conte disagreed that such criticism is sexist.
In December 2021, Politico Europe named her as one of the "disrupters" in its annual list of 28 people who will shape Europe in the year to come.
Nice one Carrie!
Engagement and marriage
On 29 February 2020, she and Boris Johnson announced that they had become engaged in late 2019. Their son, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, was born on 29 April 2020 in London. She used to be a
practicing Catholic and had her son baptised into the Catholic Church.
She married Boris Johnson on 29 May 2021 in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral attended by thirty guests. She wore a boho-chic style bridal gown by Greek designer Christos Costarellos. In July 2021, she announced that they were expecting their second child together, also revealing that she had suffered a miscarriage earlier that year. Their daughter, Romy Iris Charlotte Johnson, was born on 9 December 2021 in London.
THE GUARDIAN 16 DECEMBER 2021
Boris Johnson joined No 10 pizza party during May 2020 lockdown, say sources
Boris Johnson joined No 10 staff for a party in Downing Street during the first lockdown in May last year, sources have alleged, raising questions about whether there was a culture of flouting the rules over a number of months.
The prime minister spent about 15 minutes with staff at the alleged social gathering on 15 May 2020, telling one aide inside No 10 that they deserved a drink for “beating back” coronavirus, a joint investigation by
the Guardian and
Independent was told.
Sources claimed about 20 staff drank wine and spirits and ate pizza following a press conference on that day, some in offices inside No 10 and others going into the garden. Some staff stayed drinking until late into the evening, they alleged.
Rules at the time allowed only two people from different households to meet outside, at a distance of 2 metres. Earlier that evening, Matt Hancock, then health secretary, had urged people to “stay at home as much as is possible” and asked them to “please stick with the rules, keep an eye on your family and don’t take risks” during the period of good weather.
The claims follow a string of reports about similar alleged events in Downing Street and elsewhere during the subsequent lockdown last Christmas, and suggests rules might have been broken over a series of months.
The Metropolitan Police also announced they will contact two people who attended a
Christmas party at Conservative Party HQ on 14 December 2020, when indoor socialising between households was banned.
Around two dozen people were at the gathering, including Shaun Bailey, the Tories’ London mayoral candidate, and his campaign manager, Ben Mallet.
Scotland Yard did not say who the people they wanted to speak to were, but that they were investigating “alleged breaches of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations”.
The 15 May gathering, at which some aides allegedly stayed drinking until late in the evening, followed a
Covid press conference at 5pm, led that day by Hancock.
The sources said Hancock was also seen at the event, which was described as having a “celebratory” feel given the initial loosening of some restrictions and the good weather in London that day.
While sources claimed both Johnson and Hancock were present for a short time when staff and aides were drinking, there is no suggestion they drank themselves, or stayed late.
Asked about Johnson’s comment about “beating back” the virus, and his presence at the alleged party at which No 10 staff were drinking and socialising, his official spokesperson said: “In the summer months Downing Street staff regularly use the garden for some meetings. On 15 May 2020 the prime minister held a series of meetings throughout the afternoon, including briefly with the then health and care secretary and his team in the garden following a press conference.
“The prime minister went to his residence shortly after 7pm. A small number of staff required to be in work remained in the Downing Street garden for part of the afternoon and evening.”
A spokesperson for Hancock described the sources’ claims as “not true”. “After the press conference, which finished at approximately 5.53pm, Matt debriefed his own team, then went to the Downing Street garden to debrief the prime minister. He left Downing Street at 6.32pm and went back to the Department for Health and Social Care,” Hancock’s spokesperson said.
At the press conference, where he was joined by Jenny Harries, at the time the deputy chief medical officer for England, Hancock delivered a message of caution.
The opening statements noted that England remained in the second-highest level of Covid alert, four, with 10,700 people in hospital with the virus and 384 coronavirus deaths recorded that day.
Hancock urged people to keep to the slight relaxation in lockdown. “This weekend, with the good weather and the new rules, I hope people can enjoy being outside but please stick with the rules, keep an eye on your family and don’t take risks,” he said.
The claims are a further blow to Johnson, who is reeling from reports detailing a series of apparent lockdown-breaching parties last winter, and has been widely mocked for insisting no rules were broken.
Among these was an alleged party on 18 December 2020, a time when all indoor social mixing in London was prohibited, involving wine and cheese and staff swapping “secret Santa” presents.
Downing Street denied the event had happened, a stance undermined when video footage emerged of No 10 officials joking about the event four days later.
Allegra Stratton, Johnson’s former press secretary, resigned as spokesperson for Cop26 in the ensuing furore.
Johnson is also known to have attended an earlier event, on 27 November last year, believed to have been an impromptu leaving do for an aide, Cleo Watson.
THE GUARDIAN 8 DECEMBER 2021 - No 10 party: more Downing Street gatherings now under the spotlight
There are allegations that several other events may have contravened
As an investigation is launched into a party held in No 10, other alleged gatherings are under the spotlight amid allegations that some in Downing Street may have contravened Covid rules.
An inquiry announced by the prime minister, however, is focused on facts surrounding what happened on 18 December 2020.
18 December 2020 – Downing Street Christmas party
A party was held in No 10 when London was in tier 3 restrictions, which banned social events, according to multiple sources after the Daily Mirror first broke the story last week. Several dozen people – a mix of civil service and political staff – reportedly attended and were told to bring “secret Santa” presents, with cheese and wine laid on.
While Boris Johnson’s spokesperson insisted no rules had been broken and then denied any party took place, a video filmed four days after the event was published by ITV.
The leaked footage showed Allegra Stratton, the prime minister’s then aide, rehearsing for televised press conferences and laughing and joking with aides about a party on 18 December. Stratton all but confirmed the event took place by laughing it off as a “business meeting” but added: “It was not socially distanced.” Cabinet secretary Simon Case will investigate what rules may have been broken.
10 December – Gavin Williamson’s staff party
Earlier in the month, when London was in tier 2, which only allowed socialising in groups of six outside, then-education secretary Gavin Williamson threw a party in his Whitehall department.
The most senior civil servant in the department, Susan Acland-Hood, attended and admitted that there was a “work-related” gathering hosted in the canteen. She did not dispute people were drinking wine, and blamed Williamson for instigating the event.
She recalled he wanted to “say a few words” to thank staff after a difficult year. Acland-Hood confirmed Case would also consider the Department for Education event as part of his investigation into Westminster parties.
Unspecified date in December – a festive No 10 quiz
On an unspecified date also in December, a Christmas quiz was organised for No 10 staff, the BBC said, with invites emailed to everyone who worked in the building.
Some guests were said to have dialed in by Zoom but others apparently attended in-person and sat in groups of six, some wearing Christmas jumpers. Downing Street was contacted for comment.
27 November – Downing Street leaving do
While England was still in the grip of its second national lockdown, a leaving do was organised in No 10 – said to have been for Cleo Watson, a former aide to Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings.
A source told the Guardian that Johnson personally attended and gave a speech, remarking on how full with people the room was, before leaving to continue working.
At the time, socialising in groups from different households was completely banned and people were ordered to work from home, though key workers could continue going into the office.
13 November – Boris and Carrie Johnson flat party
The latest alleged party to emerge dates to around midway through England’s second lockdown and relates to the Downing Street flat where Johnson and his wife live.
The accusation came from Cummings and the event was said to have taken place on the same evening he left Downing Street for good. After Case’s review into the 18 December party was announced, Cummings urged the cabinet secretary to also investigate a party in the Johnsons’ flat.
He alleged there had been “other flat parties” and suggested the pair’s “bubble” policy should be investigated. Asked this week if a party went ahead in his flat on 13 November, Johnson said “no”.
The prime minister’s “bubble” has come under scrutiny before, after his spokesperson did not deny that a close friend of Carrie Johnson – Nimco Ali – stayed with them last Christmas. One of the explanations offered was that Ali was considered part of the Johnsons’ childcare support bubble.
RULE FOR US, ANOTHER FOR THE PEASANTS - Anyone
who knows even a little about the law, will known that a failure to
investigate a crime, implicates those who fail in their duty, as per the
Accessories and Abettors Act
1861, linked to the Magistrates Court Act
Section 8 of the Act, as amended, reads:
"Whosoever shall aid, abet, counsel, or procure the commission of any indictable offence, whether the same be an offence at common law or by virtue of any Act passed or to be passed, shall be liable to be tried, indicted, and punished as a principal offender."
SUMMARY OFFENCES - The Act does not apply to summary offences, but section 44 (1) of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 is to the like effect:
"A person who aids, abets, counsels or procures the commission by another person of a summary offence shall be guilty of the like offence... "
appears to follow, that any failure on the part of any police force to
properly investigate these matters, renders the force abandoning their
duty, just as guilty as the perpetrators of the alleged crimes. Clearly,
this calls into question the independence of our law enforcement
agencies. The suspects should at least be interviewed under caution,
computers and other mobile communication devices seized for forensic
examination - and rather quickly - such to prevent devices that are
potential evidence from going missing. Do we live in an accountable democracy,
or don't we. Are we in effect, a police state. One of the leading cases,
setting a common law precedent for misfeasance in public office, is that
V Bowden 1995 Court of Appeal (98 1 WLR),
that becomes malfeasance, once a police constable, or even chiefs of
crime prevention, detection and prosecution such as, Cresida Dick, fail
to do their duty. Most obviously a prosecution is in the public
interest. No matter who the culprit is. Because, nobody is above the
law. Not even Boris.
despite many scandals of a sexual nature, 'Boris the Johnson' has managed to cling
Street, the debt centre of town, apparently, decorated in gaudy gold flock
wallpaper more suited to a brothel. In the media, it is said,
presumably allegedly, that he has fathered many children,
in and out of
wedlock, earning him the name Shagatha
Christie. Johnson by name, Johnson by nature.
that would call into question his morals. But because he was elected to
deal with Brexshit, everybody turned a blind eye. Even the Queen,
where she was lied to over proroguing
parliament. But then she is or was patron of the Masons. Where you
always protect a brother in difficulty, even if he's caught failing to
declare conflicts of interest, against the MPs parliamentary code
of conduct, or have to pervert the course of justice.
Johnson could be forgiven if he knew what he was doing. Unfortunately, almost
everything he touchess turns to crap.
Like the UK economy and safeguarding of pensioner's savings. He is the exact opposite of Midas and
Austin Power's Goldmember. He is Shitfinger, spawned of Thomas
Crapper, taking a dump on British politics and the electorate.
Including violating their Human Rights with compulsory Covid
stinks of Thatcherism
BOND - It's about time we have more Austin Powers action. Why not a
spoof on Boris Johnson's rise to power and fall from grace. Taking a
look at his political and personal blunders.
GOT ANOTHER BUM DEAL
- In electing a
clown as Prime Minister, UK voters made one of the biggest mistakes in
British history. Brexit was and is a disaster, costing pensioners an
absolute fortune, as real world inflation halved the value of their
savings, with timber, copper and other commodities doubling in price.
Then there is the energy crises and nuclear power, with food prices
rising. We feel sure that Dr Hannibal
Lecter would like to have his old friend for dinner. It might be
that some Conservative
Party members might also want to join in the feast.
CIRCUS -MARCH 2020
& Social Care
politics is based on delaying economic shortcomings by robbing Peter to
pay Paul. Another example of which is over-paying for roads and only 5% of your
hard earned taxes going to road building and repairs. That is why we
have so many potholes: hence, pothole politics.
The evidence for which on on the streets and highways in your area. In
Sussex the busy A271,
commuting to Hastings or Hailsham dangerous, where the tarmac is narrow
and flooding is likely to increase. Why is it so bad? Because under Cameron,
and now BoJo, they are turning our villages into housing estates,
without the proper highways infrastructure. See Suicide
Junction, as a prime example of planning
DANGEROUS - We
pay our taxes but get no value for all our hard earned pounds. Don't
forget that our income is taxed along with just about everything we buy.
Even buying a house is subject to stamp duty and dying also costs money
with death duties. Shit! How are they getting away with bleeding the
electorate dry like this? Fuel is taxed, drinks are taxed (that's okay
by us), and using roads is taxed. Then there is car tax of course. We
heard they are thinking of taxing sex, based on the length of your
DANGEROUS - It is alleged, or
rather, has become increasingly likely that on the 18th of December
2020, a Christmas party was held at Number
10 Downing Street, during a tier 3 Covid 19 lockdown.
revelation, supported as it seems by a staff training video, featuring
the delightfully honest, Allegra Stratton, has really set the cat
amongst the pigeons, with everyone diving for cover. Oh come on,
everybody did it. The idea was to control the peasants and ease our
mucked up NHS,
where we've squandered taxpayer's money on dozens of schemes that have
turned out to be more bullshit than Bojo had expected of his cronies.
Like the Drax biofuel generating station, based on tree
planting as a carbon offset. Who thought up that
one? Doesn't anyone know that trees take
a lot longer to grow, than this power station consumes them. Then
there is Hinkley Point and Sizewell C. Doesn't anybody in the Cabinet
power is more expensive than renewables, and what about radioactive
waste management, that is impossible to say is safe - for hundreds
of thousands of years. It never was, and never will be. All the
corporations will cease to exist. Leaving the taxpayer footing the bill.
So, how come Sizewell and Hinkley Point were even considered, and what
about that subsidy, making electricity more expensive for the consumer?
so much corruption in the Conservative Party, and yes, a Part
Time Parliament, it must be said, though they'd rather you didn't,
what difference will one little end of year get-together make? It's not
the end of the world. Well it was for those victims of the Whuhan virus
- oh yes and thanks for that Xi. Those people who died while we lived it
up, would have gone anyway. Now how about that consultancy
fee and a cushy little job when I retire from
politics, using all my old school chums to pave the way for juicy
contracts. So, it's only right that I should get a backhander and hush
money. As long as it looks legal. It's like pirating films and music,
everybody does it. You should see my collection.