A thread on the Jennifer Arcuri & Boris Johnson story & why it’s a bigger scandal than you think.
Where to start?
The press are reporting that she is a “business woman” or a “model”.
Wrong. When she met Boris Johnson, Jennifer had just....
Jennifer Arcuri was a waitress working a shift at an American restaurant after finishing college
After 4 years working at a restaurant she decided to go back to college & get a degree.
She decided to study in London & moved there in 2011.
Arcuri moves into a flat in the East End, with pole dancing pole installed, Jennifer hit London’s social scene.
At this time to make money she also ran the flat as a hotel like place, also registering the flat on Airbnb to generate customers.
In 2012 Arcuri signed up as a one of many volunteers to work on Boris Johnson’s mayoral election.
From 2012 onwards Arcuri then reinvents herself as a “Tech entrepreneur”.
Arcuri decided to specialize in “bridging the gap between legislation & business”, but needed funds...
Funds were quickly supplied via UK govt agencies to launch the company in 2013.
But, at this point, no actual tech work seems to have been done. A lot of the activities were geared to meetings, travel & hosting public events.
And here’s where it gets stranger...
Arcuri’s events were able to attract very “interesting” speakers. For a start Boris Johnson would lend his support by agreeing to be a keynote speaker ensuring publicity, sponsorship & attendees...but what other type of speakers do you think came....?
Have a guess...
Very quickly these supposedly Tech events generated notorious speakers from the far right US scene - one example, now banned in most mainstream media, Milo Yiannopoulos, but then a key part of Brannon’s Breitbart network.
Now think about this...
UK govt money was being siphoned off to a supposedly tech start up by a former waitress to sponsor events with US far right with sponsorship, attendance & participantion of the now Prime Minister.
The key scandal here is not his sexual relationship with Arcuri.
Now you see what’s wrong here.
Boris Johnson’s sexual activities is not the most important thing.
Public money is symphoned off to support a foreign far right presence/network in UK by a blackmail vulnerable politician thru a “young friend”.
That man is now Prime Minister.
I’ve now received 3 journalist inquiries about the Milo Yiannopoulos example.
How about typing in Boris Johnson, Milo Yiannopoulos & InnoTech into google. It’s all there there’s even an FT link.
Do your jobs journalists FGS.
Now received confirmation Boris Johnson’s active participation at Jennifer Arcuri’s events was larger than I originally thought.
It should be noted that Boris Johnson can earn six figure sums for public speaking - each time he spoke at Arcuri events he did for free.
I have now received confirmation that the House of Commons helped to atleast partially support/subsidize Jennifer Arcuri event(s) at the Houses of Parliament in 2014.
Still trying to get clarity on the exact details.
Arcuri was ofcourse no stranger to other House of Commons MPs. If you look on conservative home website you can still find the article Arcuri supposedly wrote with Boris Johnson backing MP George Freeman to help support the HofC-Arcuri event.
I have now got further confirmation (thanks JaT!) that theres a further corruption element in that companies Boris Johnson was responsible for as Mayor were “encouraged” to subsidize Arcuri events both at Parliament and outside.
Thanks to all those sending info.
10 people called out comment as sexist on thread.
Upon reflection I feel they have a point. As someone who’s worked in a pub, the comment on “ex waitress” wasn’t meant pejoratively but to illustrate Arcuri was not a tech entrepreneur.
I should have phrased it better.
Looks like conservative MP, & Boris Johnson supporter, Johnny Mercer will now be drawn into this scandal as he received substantial funding through the same fund via a company caught up in suspicious bankruptcy.
Labour are demanding an extensive investigation.