Ors Johnson did not deny claims that his wife, Kerry, was considered a senior figure in government or with the royal family.
Sources told the Daily Mirror that the prime minister was directly challenged on the issue after he claimed that he had talked to his aides about his wife’s environmental role in the fall of 2020, either at the Cop26 summit. For the meeting or with the royal family, sources told the Daily Mirror.
Mr Johnson dismissed the question of “non-existent jobs” when he was challenged in the Commons.
In response to the PM’s questions, Labor MP Chris Elmore sought an answer from Mr Johnson on record at the Commons.
He asked: “Have you ever considered the appointment of your current spouse to a government post or to one of the royal family?”
“Honest Prime Minister: Yes or no?”
Mr Johnson replied: “I know why the opposition wants to talk about non-existent jobs in the media because they don’t want to talk about what’s happening in the real world.”
Following the PMQs, the Prime Minister’s Press Secretary did not refute claims that the Prime Minister considers his current wife to be a government official.
Asked if Mr Johnson’s failure to deny it was an effective confirmation of the truth, the press secretary said: “I do not think we have anything to add. We have been asked many times about this. There are many different reports. “
He added: “On yesterday’s report, as we have said, the Prime Minister never recommended Mrs Johnson for a government role or part of the Earth Shot Prize.
“Obviously I can’t talk about any details of the private conversation that may or may not have happened. But I think the facts speak for themselves that Mrs Johnson did not apply for a role and Nor was he offered anything.
Asked why she would not refuse the prime minister to accept Mrs Johnson’s government post, she said: “I don’t think there is anything more to be said than what I have said.”
The allegations follow reports that Mr Johnson sought the services of Kerry Symonds, as she was his چیف 100,000 chief of staff when she became foreign secretary in 2018.
The prime minister allegedly offered to reserve his role as a green ambassador for Cop26 or as communications director for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Earth Shot Prize.
Downing Street said Mr Johnson had never recommended Mrs Johnson for a government role, but declined to say whether he had considered or discussed the move.
An official spokesman for the prime minister said: “The prime minister has never recommended Mrs Johnson for a government role, or for the Earth Shot Prize.
“Besides, I will not engage in any discussion that the Prime Minister may or may not have personally done.”
Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab claimed that Mr Johnson’s wife had been targeted by critics of the prime minister.
Mr Robb told Sky News that “I think these attacks on Kerry are very offensive” and that there was a “food craze” around these claims.
“What you are seeing is a political attack on Kerry as a means of getting a prime minister and I think it is out of order,” he said.
The question of whether Mr Johnson has used his influence to try to get his current wife a job at the State Department has resurfaced, following a controversy over the removal of a newspaper report. ۔
The Times reported for the first time on Saturday that Mr. Johnson had tried to hire Mrs. Johnson at the State Department, but the article was removed from later editions.
Downing Street acknowledged that the conversation between No. 10 and the paper took place after its initial publication and before it was pulled out.
A spokesman for Mrs Johnson insisted the allegations in the Times story were “completely false”.
But Simon Walters, a veteran journalist behind the story, stood by “100” and says he did not receive an on-the-record denial during a conversation with No. 10 before publication.
Dominic Cummings, a former chief aide to the prime minister, backed the report, alleging that Mr Johnson also wanted to appoint his wife to a government job by the end of 2020.