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Boris, just come clean on bust-up.

There may well be very good reasons why Boris Johnson is refusing to answer questions about the appearance of police at his home following an alleged row with his partner.

But if there is, the favourite in the contest to become Prime Minister is certainly not letting on.

He may consider it to be a private matter, but if that is the case, why not just say so? To the vast majority of his many supporters at Saturday's Conservative hustings, the issue was a barely relevant blip in Mr Johnson's ascent to Number 10.

Yet his repeated stonewalling when asked about it serves only to allow the speculation to rumble on - and to some extent hampers the candidate's efforts to get his key campaign messages out to the public.

Both Mr Johnson and his opponent Jeremy Hunt will come under intense scrutiny in the coming weeks, with 15 more hustings events taking place across the country.

If we are to see a clean fight, then it is crucial that both of them are straight with the public.

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Publication:Shropshire Star (Shropshire, England)
Date:Jun 24, 2019
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