BREAKING: Downing Street says there will be a response today in relation to the allegations about Boris Johnson’s relationship with Jennifer Arcuri.

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THERE has been a call for Boris Johnson to provide a “full account” of his relationship with Jennifer Arcuri while he was Mayor of London.

Boris Johnson is alleged to have written a letter recommending the then 27-year-old student for a £100,000 a year role as chief executive of Tech City, which was established to help technology start-ups in the capital.

The prime minister has refused to deny outright he had an affair with Ms Arcuri, 34, amid conflict of interest allegations.

Responding to the reports, Labour’s shadow Cabinet Office minister Jon Trickett said: “The allegation that Boris Johnson recommended Jennifer Arcuri for a top government job without declaring his relationship to her is incredibly serious.

“The integrity of the prime minister is called into question when he acts as if he believes he can get away with anything.

“The public have a right to know if their prime minister has in the past misused public funds, and abused his office and position of power. This cannot be swept under the carpet.”

 

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