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Boris Johnson's character should be an issue for the whole nation

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“What a non-story. ‘Couple have row’.” So tweeted security minister Ben Wallace, Boris Johnson’s 2016 campaign manager. But it appears he thought better of it and deleted that tweet when even every ardent Johnson-backing paper splashed the story of the midnight row between Johnson and his girlfriend. The Mail blazons Carrie Symonds’ cries in red, “Get off me … get out of my flat.”

Should the police have been called? Go out with them of an evening, as I did the other day, and they assiduously attend all reports of rows when neighbours hear shouts, screams, crashing crockery and and other indications that a situation may seem to have turned toxic.

The argument between Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds appears to have crossed that threshold, in the minds of those who heard it reverberating through their walls and floors. The Times reports a nursery teacher on the top floor among those alarmed: “It went on for about 10 minutes. I’ve never heard anything like it. I could hear shouting and screaming from a lady, she sounded really angry. I was considering calling the police but then a [police] van and car came.” The neighbours decided to sound the alarm.

Can’t he keep out of the headlines even on the very night of his triumph in reaching the last........

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