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Boris Johnson

Post by Firestarter » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:05 pm

I’ve found some interesting information on one of the Bullingdon Boys that strongly supported Brexit – Boris Johnson.

Boris Johnson was born in 1964 in New York City and has a double US, British citizenship.
The paternal grandfather of his father, Stanley, was Circassian-Turkish journalist Ali Kemal, while Boris´ mother descends of King George II of Britain.

Boris began his career as a journalist at The Times but was fired for falsifying a quotation.
In June 1995, a 1990 telephone conversation between Johnson and his friend Darius Guppy was made public. Guppy told that his criminal activities were investigated by journalist Stuart Collier, and asked Johnson for Collier's private address, so he could be beaten up. Johnson agreed to give him the information. In 1995, Boris simply denied that he gave the information to Guppy after his promise to do so; editor of The Daily Telegraph, Max Hastings, didn’t even fire Johnson.

In July 1999, the well-connected Conrad Black, who also controlled The Daily Telegraph made Johnson the editor of The Spectator. Later Johnson’s annual fee at the The Daily Telegraph was raised from £200,000 to £250,000, £5,000 per column – around £3,333 per hour work!

In November 2004, tabloids revealed that since Johnson was having an affair with Spectator columnist Petronella Wyatt since 2000, resulting in 2 terminated pregnancies. Johnson initially denied but was fired when he couldn’t deny anymore: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Johnson


The Johnson family moved to the Belgian capital Brussels when daddy Stanley Johnson, became one of the first British members for the European Commission. Stanley Johnson has also worked for the World Bank.
Their mother Charlotte Maria Offlow Johnson Wahl regularly suffered from severe depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.

A nanny was hired to help care for Boris (called by his first name Alexander at the time) and his siblings.
See from left - Boris, Leo, Rachel, Charlotte, Stanley and Jo, with nanny Mary Kidd in the back.
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Boris´ sister Rachel revealed that Johnson and his siblings shared beds and baths with nanny Kidd: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rach ... -mtx6v3d0n
(archived here: http://archive.is/4NEUu)
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