Charlotte Edwardes

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Born28 January 1973

Charlotte Edwardes (born 28 January 1973) is a British journalist with the Sunday Times[1] and was, until July 2019, editor of the daily diary section of the London Evening Standard.[2]

Domestic partner

Charlotte Edwardes is the long-term girlfriend of Robert Peston, political editor of ITV News.[3]

Double thigh squeezer

On 29 September 2019, Charlotte Edwardes tweeted:

"I wrote about the time Boris Johnson squeezed my thigh over lunch - while doing the same thing to the woman sitting on his other side #DoubleThighSqueezer @TheSTStyle."[4]

On 30 September 2019, Laura Kuenssberg tweeted:

"Statement from Mary Wakefield, who happens to be Dominic Cummings' wife - 'I am not the woman referred to in Charlotte Edwardes’s column. Boris was a good boss and nothing like this ever happened to me. Nor has Charlotte, who I like and admire, ever discussed the incident with me'." [5]

Comment by Craig Murray

"I really do not care whether Boris Johnson squeezed Charlotte Edwardes’ leg 20 years ago. I firmly believe women are every bit the equal of men, and I do not understand why it is somehow reckoned that Ms Edwardes, and others in the same position, were unable to stab his hand with a fork, throw a drink in his face, or embarrass him by telling him clearly to stop. I do not accept the notion that difference of age and status between full adults makes firm rejection impossible – that thought did not cross my mind with the politician in Llandudno, who was a good deal older, more famous and wealthy than I, and in a position to further my political ambitions. Ms Edwardes saying nothing at the time, saving it up for twenty years and then attempting to use the claim to cause major damage, appears to me behaviour as bad as the original.

"I do realise that in this I have outlived the mores of the times. But no matter how fiercely I oppose a no deal Brexit – and I think it would be disastrous for everyone but a few nasty financial speculators – I do not think the approach of throwing the kitchen sink of accusations against Boris Johnson is good for the long term health of politics. It also obscures with chaff the allegations of real wrongdoing, like directing public funds and assistance to the company of a woman with whom he was in a sexual relationship. That should be investigated. That is real wrongdoing."[6]

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Document:An Unpopular ArticleWikispooks Page1 October 2019Craig MurrayThrowing the kitchen sink of accusations against Boris Johnson obscures with chaff the allegations of real wrongdoing, like directing public funds and assistance to the company of a woman with whom he was in a sexual relationship. That should be investigated.


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