There had long been questions about former United Kingdom prime minister and mop after-model Boris Johnson about how he financed his louche lifestyle during his time in office whilst on a government salary.
It's come out that he had a credit line guaranteed by his second cousin, millionaire Sam Blyth.
🛎️ Ottawa connection alert: Sam Blyth grew up in Rockcliffe and attended Ashbury (while his mom headmistress-ed next door at Elmwood). Students of the 70s and 80s may remember being pitched his Blyth & Co. bicycle adventure tours.
Blyth later created his international network of Blyth Academy private schools– there is one today in The Glebe.
Nobody is saying Blyth did anything wrong in helping out his cousin – the jury is still out on Johnson – but it’s always fascinating where the threads from the past lead.
– Martha and Darren