How did the Tories turn a grabbed thigh into a brushed knee?

WHEN is a thigh not a thigh? When it’s a knee, of course. When is a lie not a lie? When it’s the answer to a question nobody is asking.

“The allegation is untrue,” said a Downing Street spokesperson on Sunday night, after a day of questioning about claims made by a Sunday Times journalist that Boris Johnson had groped her under a table in the late 1990s. The question is, which allegation is untrue? One made in the article, or a different one altogether?

Charlotte Edwardes alleges that during Johnson’s tenure as editor of The Spectator, he grabbed her thigh during a lunch…

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Published in The National on October 1 2019.

Published by Shona Craven

Writer, editor, talking head

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