British PM hopeful Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 17. Photo: Reuters

Boris Johnson plans media blitz after being accused of dodging public scrutiny in British PM race

  • Sky News threatens to cancel TV debate after top candidate for Tory leadership declines invitation
  • Rival Jeremy Hunt joins calls for Johnson to explain why police were called to his home after late-night domestic row
Topic |   Britain

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British PM hopeful Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 17. Photo: Reuters
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Conservative party leadership candidate Boris Johnson. Photo: Ben Birchall

Boris Johnson, Tory front runner to become Britain’s next prime minister, under pressure to explain fight with partner as support tumbles

  • Police were called to the couple’s London flat after a loud argument was reported by neighbours, who said Johnson’s partner could be heard saying ‘get off me’ and ‘get out of my flat’
  • A poll conducted on Saturday showed support for Johnson had fallen sharply following the incident
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Conservative party leadership candidate Boris Johnson. Photo: Ben Birchall
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