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Recording Boris and partner

(370 Posts)
annep1 Sat 22-Jun-19 10:30:54

This is totally ridiculous as a news headline. Can't a couple have a row without the world knowing. I'm not a Boris fan but this is out of order imo.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 22-Jun-19 10:36:22

Too late it’s been done. But if it had been merely reported Bozo supporters would have said “fake news”

They can’t now can they?

Septimia Sat 22-Jun-19 10:37:58

Blown up out of all proportion. Being used by press to bias opinions.

Callistemon Sat 22-Jun-19 10:41:32

Is it an invasion of privacy?
Surely even politicians are entitled to some privacy?

Even controversial ones with messy private lives

Anniebach Sat 22-Jun-19 10:43:28

Having heard what was recorded it’s a non story, two people
having a row in the privacy of their home. No assault.

Charleygirl5 Sat 22-Jun-19 10:53:11

I cannot stand the sight of the man but even he is entitled to some privacy.

Boosgran Sat 22-Jun-19 11:00:20

Absolutely ridiculous ‘news’ headline. Making a mountain out of a molehill. He is entitled to a private life and having a row with a partner does not make him unsuitable for office as some loony leftie said on the news this morning.

winterwhite Sat 22-Jun-19 11:14:13

Depends who you love to hate I think. I can easily see why Boris Johnson’s neighbours kept awake by his shouting might to want to show him up.
When almost exactly the same thing was dragged up earlier this year concerning a Lib Dem MP, and also made headline news, protests about invasions of privacy were very few. None on here I think.

Cherrytree59 Sat 22-Jun-19 11:14:17

His walls must be paper thin.
Recording equipment set up or just a nosey neighbour with phone up against wall?

My advice - be careful what is chucked in the outside bins and invest in a bit of
2 by 2 and wall insulation 😄

Nico97 Sat 22-Jun-19 11:16:05

What a nice neighbour - not ! Sad that some people can't help themselves and feel the need to whip out the phone and start recording, all to get their five minutes of fame. Just shows the press up too for what they are.

Gemmag Sat 22-Jun-19 11:16:26

Everyone’s entitled to a private life or so they say unless of course it’s Boris Johnson. They had a row because he spilled red wine on her sofa and then they shouted a bit and someone threw something I think.
The person who recorded all of this should be named and shamed as it was a despicable thing to do. I wonder how much she was paid by the Guardian. The sooner he gets out of Camberwell the better.

annep1 Sat 22-Jun-19 11:23:06

I'm glad to see others agree.

Gonegirl Sat 22-Jun-19 11:25:48

But it's not "news" at all *whitewave".

Gonegirl Sat 22-Jun-19 11:26:15

Sorry. Whitewave (brain seems to be asleep)

Kandinsky Sat 22-Jun-19 11:34:22

Non story as far as I’m concerned.

‘Neighbour overhears lovers tiff’

< yawn >

janeainsworth Sat 22-Jun-19 11:38:33

The neighbours called the police because they were ‘concerned for a woman’s safety’.

When the other party to the disagreement might become our Prime Minister, then yes I do think it should be public knowledge.

Kandinsky Sat 22-Jun-19 11:48:00

So concerned that he ( or she ) decided to tape the argument & call a left wing newspaper?


Nonnie Sat 22-Jun-19 11:50:17

If the neighbour thought that the woman was in danger it was perfectly reasonable to record it for the police. What is not acceptable is giving the recording to the media.

It may simply have been a row but it could have been violence which neither was willing to tell the police. I know of a case where a woman was regularly violent to her husband but he refused to tell the police for the sake of the children. We don't know but it is not our business

HurdyGurdy Sat 22-Jun-19 11:55:15

Can't abide the man, but I do think this is a definite invasion of privacy. Who on earth hasn't had a row at some point or another.

The cynic in me is thinking some neighbour has heard the chiming of the cash register and whipped their phone out. I doubt they were genuinely "concerned for a woman's safety", but used it as an excuse, knowing the press would be all over it.

Anniebach Sat 22-Jun-19 12:25:32

If concerned then call the police, but record the row and give it to the Guardian ? fishy.

Kandinsky Sat 22-Jun-19 12:28:31

Exactly Annie.

GrannyGravy13 Sat 22-Jun-19 12:30:37

I am not a Boris fangran but unless the walls are made of paper you would need some serious "recording device" not just a mobile phone.

Of course all of us have the phone number of a Guardian Journalist on speed dial????

Dodgy and underhand!!!!!

janeainsworth Sat 22-Jun-19 13:12:48

Let’s not forget that those who made this public are Boris and his partner, by shouting at each other so loudly that they could be heard by neighbours.

Most people aiming to be Prime Minister would be more discreet and realise their acts and omissions would be up for public scrutiny.

Daisymae Sat 22-Jun-19 13:15:53

It seems that passersby could hear in the street. Seems perfectly reasonable to call the police as they did not answer the door to confirm that all was ok. Looking like an indication of things to come.

EllanVannin Sat 22-Jun-19 13:47:49

Police can't do much if anything if a row happens indoors. It's if it had spilled out onto the street then they could act on it, but generally, domestics aren't usually worth bothering about unless there was proof of violence.