Thigh jinx: Boris in tight squeeze over claims he fondled journo

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Thigh jinx: Boris in tight squeeze over claims he fondled journo

The UK prime minister faces questions over groping incident at a ‘louche, loud, risqué’ magazine lunch

Owen Bennet and Camilla Tominey

Boris Johnson could face an investigation by one of his own cabinet ministers into claims he squeezed a journalist’s thigh, despite furious denials from Downing Street.

Liz Truss, the minister for women and equalities, said she would “look at” an allegation by Charlotte Edwardes that Johnson touched her upper leg during a lunch in the late 1990s.

Edwardes claimed she was not the only woman to have her thigh grabbed during the meal, which took place when Johnson was editor of The Spectator magazine...

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