Carrie Symonds likes tweet: 'We must have entertainment at No 10'
Boris Johnson's girlfriend Carri
Boris Johnson's girlfriend Carrie Symonds likes tweet that says 'Please just carry on. We must have entertainment at No 10, three years of boredom is quite enough'
- Police were called to reports of a blazing row at the home Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson share in the early hours of Friday morning
- Just hours after the media reported the incident Miss Symonds took to Twitter
- Liking a tweet saying 'please carry on' and praising the 'entertainment at No.10'
- Former public-relations expert Miss Symonds seemed to make light of situation
Carrie Symonds has liked a tweet encouraging her to 'please carry on' and asking for more 'entertainment at No.10' following reports of a blazing row between boyfriend Boris Johnson and herself at the home they share.
Neighbours of the couple's South London flat reported how police had been called to a 'plate-smashing, screaming row' between Mr Johnson, 55, and Miss Symonds, 31, in the early hours of Friday morning.
Just hours after the media reported on the incident Miss Symonds took to Twitter, liking a tweet from feature writer Victor Oliver.
The Tory leadership hopeful and possible future prime minister shares the home with his partner Carrie Symonds (Pictured at his leadership launch earlier this month)
The full tweet, which was posted by feature writer Victor Olliver, reads: 'Dear Carrie Symonds - please just carry on. We must have entertainment at No 10. Three years of boredom is quite enough'
It read: 'Dear Carrie Symonds - please just carry on. We must have entertainment at No 10. Three years of boredom is quite enough'
The leadership front-runners girlfriend, once head of communications for the Conservatives, seemed to make light of the worries for her safety in the wake of the police visit.
In an aversion technique employed by many a PR, Ms Symonds has otherwise avoided confronting the incident on Twitter, instead retweeting unrelated content.
Having previously worked as special advisor to Sajid Javid and John Whittingdale before becoming head of party press, Miss Symonds is more than equipped to deal with a political scandal in the press.
Boris Johnson is pictured leaving the flat he shares with Carrie Symonds in Camberwell on Friday morning. Neighbours called police to the south London flat after hearing a loud altercation between Mr Johnson and his 31-year-old lover
Miss Symonds is said to have been heard screaming at Mr Johnson to get out of the flat in a Victorian House in Camberwell, south London that she bought last year and lives in with her lover (pictured)
Miss Symonds has now removed her like from the tweet - following media reporting on its significance.
News of the row at Ms Symonds' Camberwell flat emerged last night, after a neighbour handed a recording of the altercation to the Guardian newspaper. In the recording Mr Johnson can be heard shouting 'get off my f***ing laptop' before a loud crashing noise is heard.
Next-door neighbour, 32-year-old nursery worker Fatimah, was among those who heard the loud dispute. She said: 'There was a lot of shouting, a lady was screaming and I could hear glasses or plates being thrown quite a few times.
'The man was shouting back. I could hear it through my walls. I was watching TV and muted it because I was so worried. It lasted for about ten minutes. I have never heard anything like that before.
Speaking at a hustings in Birmingham today, Boris Johnson did not mention the issue in his opening comments, insisting: 'We need to get Brexit done... and I am the right man.'
At one point Mr Johnson asked how long he had left on stage, joking: 'There's some quite hostile bowling.'
'You could hear glass being smashed and other things. It was obvious the lady was angry, she was screaming hysterically. My walls were shaking from all the noise and things that were being thrown around.'
Mr Johnson today was accused of avoiding questions regarding his personal life while speaking at hustings in Birmingham.
The leadership hopeful did not mention the issue in his opening comments, despite the extensive media coverage, insisting: 'We need to get Brexit done... and I am the right man.'
The couple pictured together in London on January 18, for the first time after Mr Johnson's second marriage ended following rumours of a relationship with Miss Symonds
When repeatedly challenged by broadcaster Iain Dale on stage, he replied: 'I don't think people want to hear about that kind of thing.'
Mr Johnson admitted the public was 'entitled to know about my determination and character'. But he added: 'Let me tell you that when I make a promise in politics about what I want to do I keep that promise.'
The dead bat response drew cheers from the audience - who also started booing when Dale tried to push further.
However Carrie Symonds was nowhere to be seen at the hustings this afternoon, despite attending his campaign launch earlier this month.
Next-door neighbour, 32-year-old nursery worker Fatimah, was among those who heard the loud dispute. Her husband Imran (pictured today), 33, said his wife had been frightened by the commotion. He said: 'She heard lots of shouting and screaming and something being smashed and broken'
Mr Johnson attended the the Uxbridge & South Ruislip Conservative Association summer drinks this evening, an hour after reports of the row with Miss Symonds emerged