Boris Johnson dodged questions about funding awarded to his “friend” – 7 cutting responses

American tech entrepreneur, Jennifer Arcuri, is at the centre of an incident calling into question Boris Johnson’s fitness for office – yes, another one. Reports suggest she was given funding, and access to official trips, for which she wasn’t eligible; the Guardian was told that Johnson intervened to get Arcuri’s company the grant after it had already been declined, amidst rumours that the pair may have been in a relationship at the time.

Twitter is less surprised than wearied by these developments, and wasn’t backward at coming forward with one or two opinions – or seven.

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Journalist Barney Ronay summed up the situation in three depressing points.

Source: Guardian Image: Eugene Metreveli via The Times, Twitter, screengrab