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Nimco Ali: “Boris and Carrie are very loved up”


ANTI-FGM CAMPAIGNER Nimco Ali has said Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds are “very loved up” following news that police had been called to his home after the pair had a row.

Ali, a friend of Symonds, told the Evening Standard that she believed the incident had strengthened the couple’s bond.

She said: “Boris and Carrie are very loved up. They don’t deserve this from creepy neighbours. People in love row once in a while. So what, they are human. If anything I think this whole thing has brought them even closer together.”

According to Ali, just 24 hours before the incident, Symonds had taken Johnson out for a romantic dinner to celebrate his 55th birthday.

While the couple’s argument has caused some to speculate that their relationship is in jeopardy, Ali said those close to them think they will get married.

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“That’s the expectation,” she told the Evening Standard. “They are happy and good for each other.”

Police arrived at Symonds flat in the early hours of Friday morning after a call was made by the couple’s neighbours who said they feared for her safety after hearing a woman screaming and slamming and banging.

The neighbours recorded the shouting and heard Symonds shout “get off me” and “get out of my flat”.

Police left the scene after establishing that both Johnson and Symonds were safe and no further action was taken.

Despite the controversy and having faced repeated questioning on the matter, Johnson, who is still the frontrunner to become the next prime minister, has refused to speak about what happened.

The MP for Uxbridge has also faced criticism for his plans to raise the threshold on income tax.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said that the proposed policy, which cut income tax for those earning more than £50,000, would benefit the most wealthy.

"Most of the gain goes to those in the top 10% of the income distribution would gain an average of nearly £2,500 a year," the IFS said.

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