Matthew Steeples revisits the Prime Minister’s wife Carrie Johnson’s curious links to Russians, sexual exposes and hoaxers and suggests she’s definitely also living in a ‘Carrie On Up (The) Ukraine’ style
Ukrainians do not like their sovereign country being called “the Ukraine” and quite rightly point out that those that do such denigrate them to being considered “the borderland” of Russia. Referencing “the Ukraine” is neither grammatically or politically correct, but one person who is living a Carrie On Up (The) Ukraine lifestyle is most definitely Carrie Johnson.
Rather like the especially unappealing Lady Joan Ruff-Diamond – played by the self-professed “queen of puddings” Joan Sims (1930 – 2001) – in the risqué comedy Carry On Up the Khyber, the former Miss Symonds (AKA ‘Carrie On Regardless,’ ‘Princess Nut Nut’ and ‘Anne Boleyn’) turned Britain’s “feckless first lady” is also known for chucking wine and other household items at her husband.
Equally, Mrs Johnson can most definitely be said to be living a life that is definitely a play on the words of the 1968 film’s title – “Khyber” being short for “Khyber Pass” and that being rhyming slang for “arse” – in that she has recently been made a complete arse of both online and by Lord Ashcroft also.
In First Lady: Intrigue at the Court of Carrie and Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister’s wife is portrayed as a political operator known for “her evident ambition” and for being “a rather divisive figure.” She is exposed for making her husband “miserable” and noted for showing her “anger” towards him; Lord Ashcroft goes as far even to note: “Carrie is ‘the No 1 problem’ in Johnson’s administration… Her actions have adversely affected other women’s careers.”
As the people of Ukraine bravely try to save themselves and their homeland, it must also be remembered that the man in charge in Britain is also the head of a party that has not only taken copious amounts of money from Russian oligarchs, but he is one also whose wife has had close links with Russian organisations too.
Prior to her marriage, the then Carrie Symonds – who has also been employed by Oceana, a charity heavily supported by the now convicted mucky madam sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell – dated a man named Oliver Haiste (sometimes spelt ‘Haste’) between 2007 and 2010.
In October 2016, Haiste and his close chum, Henry Hopwood-Phillips – an individual once not so charmingly accused of flashing his “tumescent member” and an individual with strong links to the far-right, racist Traditional Britain Group (TBG) – were exposed by BBC Monitoring’s Stephen Ennis for an £8.3 million “hoax” involving the Russian news corporation Pravda International.
Subsequently, in June 2019, Haiste returned to the media to blab to The Mail on Sunday about his “tumultuous” and “highly charged” ex-lover and remarked: “I found when times were good with Carrie, they were great – they were fantastic. When were bad, they were awful,” but what is really relevant is that the Prime Minister’s wife attended the launch of the Conservative Friends of Russia at the Embassy of Russia in Kensington, London in August 2012.
Curiously, amongst others present at that particular shindig were the current Mrs Johnson’s dominatrix loving subsequent boss from May 2015, John Whittingdale MP, as well as Matthew Elliott FRSA, later chief executive officer of Vote Leave. How much vodka was downed that night remains unknown, but what is clear is that the Conservative Friends of Russia subsequently issued a press release attacking the Labour MP Chris Bryant and showing him in his Y-fronts in a photo taken from the gay ‘dating’ site Grindr.
The Conservative Friends of Russia later rebranded itself as the Westminster Russia Forum and has also counted amongst its supporters former Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans MP and former Defence and Foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind. Yet again, illustration is provided as to ‘Carrie’s Curious Connections.’
Pictured top – Carrie Johnson in her younger days carrying on and boozing for Britain (left); Sid James and Joan Sims in ‘Carry On Up the Khyber’ (right).