“Boris Johnson defends playing tennis match with wife of former Putin minister in exchange for £160,000 Tory donation”

… “Mr Johnson insisted not all Russians should be tarred with the same brush – and there was nothing wrong with accepting Russian cash if donors were not guilty of “gross corruption”. …”

Good use of the word “gross” there – minor or moderate us absolutely fine then?

He goes on:

“If there is evidence of gross corruption in the way that gentleman you mentioned obtained his wealth, then it is possible for our law enforcement agencies to deprive him of his wealth.

“That is a matter for the authorities, it is not a matter for me. …”

Again that clever and calculated use of the adjective!

“Mr Johnson admitted for the first time today that the tennis match happened.

Since then Ms Chernukhin’s total of cash donations to the Tories since 2012 has climbed to almost £500,000.”

Last month she bid £30,000 for a meal and private tour of Churchill’s War Rooms with Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson at the Tories’ lavish Black and White Ball fundraiser. … “

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-defends-playing-tennis-12209056

One thought on ““Boris Johnson defends playing tennis match with wife of former Putin minister in exchange for £160,000 Tory donation”

  1. They can no longer get away from the fact that they have been quite happy to allow bent Russians to buy their way into this country. I have a feeling that Mr Swire won’t be accepting bids from Ruskies at the Black and White Balls anymore, it will have to be the porn stars that prop up the Tory funds.

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