Former Harlow Tory councillor appears in ITV documentary detailing relationship between US businesswoman and PM Boris Johnson
General Election 2019 / Mon 18th Nov 2019 am30 11:53am
A FORMER Harlow councillor has appeared in a documentary focusing on the business and personal relationship between American business woman, Jennifer Arcuri and prime minister, Boris Johnson.
John Paul Goddard, served as a Conservative councillor the Sumners & Kingsmoor ward from 2004 to 2007 and served as an Independent councillor for the same ward from 2007 to May 2008.
The US technology entrepreneur spoke out in an ITV interview last night (Sunday) to accuse the Prime Minister of treating her like a “one-night stand” despite a long relationship.
The Prime Minister cut contact with his “old friend” after their dealings when he was Mayor of London were put under the spotlight.
Mr Goddard, a close personal friend Ms Acuri told ITV of the “growing bond between them” Mr Goddard was asked “Who do you think was boss?” He answered “Jennifer..Very much so.”
Mr Goddard, also went on to detail how he rang his friend Ms Arcuri when Mr Johnson ran for leader of the Conservative Party in 2016 and advise her that ‘People will throw rocks at Boris Johnson and then probably you, you need to get a strategy.”
Mr Goddard is asked if Mr Johnson acted honourably. He said: “I think it is inevitable that when you become prime minister, in this particular situation, ties have to be cut.
“On a personal level, Jen (Ms Arcuri) may feel she has been hung out to dry.”
The police watchdog – the Independent Office for Police Conduct – is investigating whether Mr Johnson broke rules by not declaring his relationship with Ms Arcuri when he was Mayor of London.
The links between the pair have came under scrutiny following allegations she was given favourable treatment on business ventures during his time at City Hall.
Here we go again with the, "do you really want to know" the truth, back-stabbing brigade.
Ii would be very interested to know the truth actually, as he gave her thousands of pounds of public money.