From the guardian live blog/lbc phone in...
*Q: So why the picture today?
Johnson tries to change the subject. “The longer we spend on things ...”
He refuses to say where the picture came from.
He claims not to have seen most of today’s front pages.
Q: But you knew the picture was being put out there?
Johnson says there are all sorts of pictures of him on the internet that pop up from time to time.
Q: Did you know this picture was out there?
Johnson says he knew that picture was out there.
Q: So when was it taken?
Johnson refuses to say.
Q: It is not recent, is it?
Johnson says this conversation is “descending into farce”.
Q: This is an old picture, isn’t it?
Johnson refuses to say. But he says he no longer has his hair cut by the “Turkish chap”.
Q: So this is at least six weeks old?
Johnson refuses to comment.
Johnson refuses to deny that his team supplied a picture of himself and his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, to the media that was intended to show they were reconciled following their row on Thursday night. The Evening Standard put the picture on its front page yesterday, saying that it was taken after the row and that it was intended to quash reports Johnson and Symonds were close to breaking up. But today Johnson refused to deny claims the photograph was several weeks old.*
Decending into farce.... That horse bolted 3 years ago....