Reporter demands an apology to Boris Johnson
A journalist who Boris Johnson secretly discussed helping a friend to have beaten up has demanded an apology from the Conservative leadership candidate as he stands on the brink of Downing Street.
Stuart Collier, the journalist who was at the center of the incident nearly 30 years ago, said Johnson was not fit to be prime minister.
In the event, the assault did not occur, while Guppy ended up being jailed for a separate £1.8m fraud and Johnson later dismissed the call as a joke.
While Collier learned of the call long after the fact, he was sufficiently unsettled by the discovery to worry for his family’s safety, he said. He said he thought it was “disgraceful” Johnson could become prime minister and he should “definitely apologize”.