UK PM pockets reporter’s phone in hospital row
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused on Monday of grabbing a journalist’s phone and putting it into his pocket to avoid looking at an image of a boy sleeping on a hospital floor. An ITV television reporter attempted to show Johnson the picture -- of a boy next to an oxygen mask -- but Johnson refused to look down at it and put the phone in his pocket. He eventually looked and said it was a “terrible, terrible photo”, apologising to the families. The state-run National Health Service (NHS) has been one of the major battlegrounds in the run-up to the December 12 election. Johnson and his team have been involved in a series of high-profile gaffes during the election campaign but still enjoy a comfortable lead in the polls over the opposition Labour party.