Boris Johnson is more under pressure after a video showing Steve Bannon was talking about their relationship, questioning his previous denials of any association.
Mr Bannon, the controversial campaign leader of Donald Trump, talks about how he helped Mr Johnson write his resignation speech when he was foreign secretary, in footage obtained from l & # 39; Observer.
The video output comes after the police they were summoned to the apartment south of London which he shares with his partner Carrie Symonds on Friday morning, when the neighbors screamed and beaten.
Last year, Johnson dismissed any relationship with Mr. Bannon as an "illusion of the lefty", but the footage shot in July 2018 suggests that the couple was in contact.
In the video, unpublished material for the documentary The Brink, Bannon is heard saying: "Today we will see if Boris Johnson tries to overthrow the British government. He is going to give a speech in the House of Commons."
He continues: "I talked to him for the whole weekend of this talk. We went back and forth on the text."
Bannon talks about how they initially spoke on the phone, but that it was "easier" to continue on the text.
He claims that his advice was to draw on the same themes he touched on in a speech in June 2016 for the campaign before the referendum on Brexit.
The observer reports that a spokesman for Mr Johnson said: "Any suggestion that Boris is colluding or taking advice from Mr. Bannon or Nigel Farage is completely absurd to the point of conspiracy."
In August last year, Mr. Mr Bannon said Johnson had the potential to be a "great prime minister" and he also praised the founder of the British Defense Stehen Yaxley-Lennon – also known as Tommy Robinson – as a "force of nature".
He insisted that the former foreign secretary had "nothing to apologize for" on his comments comparing Muslims wearing a burka to bank robbers and should not "bow to the altar of political correctness" by doing so.
Last year he said: "I consider Boris Johnson someone who understands physics in the ebb and flow of events. Those individuals are rare."
"I'm not sure Boris is using the Trump playbook as much as offering people what they want: authenticity," Bannon added.
"Boris just needs to be Boris – true to his nature and his vocation – and I think he has the potential to be a great prime minister, not a good one."
Boris Johnson is currently the clear favorite to be the next prime minister.