The Times of London printed then deleted a story that when Foreign Secretary, BoJo tried to appoint his mistress Chief of Staff with a six-figure salary paid by taxpayers. They literally called the papers back and printed a new set with a Priti Patel story to fill the gap. Several senior Tories served as anonymous sources🍿
The Daily Mail (!) reported similarly in Feb 2022 so its very strange that The Time pulled it https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10480695/Carrie-Johnson-uncovered-Book-LORD-ASHCROFT-thats-set-Westminster-alight.html
Now the UK Prime Minister's Office says that they (but not the PM) did press the Times to drop the story. If you believe the bit in brackets, I have a revolutionary new currency to sell you https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-carriegate-times-story-b2105025.html
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