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No 10 Spoke to Times Before Carrie Johnson Story Pulled, Downing Street Admits

UK Prime Minister Johnson Hosts Estonia's Prime Minister Kallas
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Downing Street has admitted there were conversations between Number 10 and The Times, after the newspaper dropped a report that claimed Boris Johnson tried to appoint his now wife to a Government role when he was Foreign Secretary.

According to the story in The Times on Saturday, Mr Johnson attempted to hire Carrie Johnson as his chief of staff at the Foreign Office in 2018.