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Boris Johnson's fiancée Carrie Symonds tried to damage the careers of top women civil servants

Added 02-27-21 02:36:03am EST - “Boris Johnson's fiancee Carrie Symonds tried to damage the careers of Britain's top two female civil servants by manoeuvring against them and making offensive remarks.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Carrie Symonds tried to damage the careers of top women civil servants”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Boris Johnson’s fiancee Carrie Symonds tried to damage the careers of Britain’s top two female civil servants by manoeuvring against them and making offensive remarks.

Miss Symonds urged the Prime Minister to sack a female Whitehall official who refused to sign off a large taxpayers’ bill for her refurbishment of the Downing Street flat, including expensive wallpaper.

And she made a crude remark about another mandarin tipped to be the first female head of the Civil Service – but who lost out when Mr Johnson picked a less experienced male rival.

When Mr Johnson was told he would have to pay the bulk of the cost of Miss Symonds’ designer makeover of their Downing Street apartment, he discussed asking Tory donors to help pay the bill.

It is usual for new occupiers of the Downing Street flat to redecorate given the wear-and-tear it endures, and such an endeavour is unavoidably expensive.

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