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22nd Jun 2017

People call bullshit on Boris Johnson’s latest ludicrous claim

Paul Moore

He reckons that “name-calling is slightly turning people off politics.”

Given that Boris Johnson’s recent interview with the BBC was far from stellar, you would imagine that the Foreign Secretary might be a little less vocal over the coming days.

In case you missed Eddie Mair’s show on BBC Radio 4, Johnson incoherently stumbled around questions that were relating to the criminal justice system, education and the Queen’s speech.

He was also unable to succinctly answer a very simple question, what’s the point of the Prime Minister?

Robert Hutton, political correspondent for  Bloomberg, published a quote that Johnson provided during a recent interview with the BBC. Johnson believes that “the abuse, the name-calling is slightly turning people off politics.”

Here’s the interview in full.

Only last month, Johnson described Jeremy Corbyn as a “benign herbivore” and “mutton-headed old mugwump” in his newspaper column.

In 2008, Johnson had to apologise after he referred to black people as “piccaninnies.” He also used the term “watermelon smiles” in that article.

He also once referred to Portsmouth as a place that’s “too full of drugs, obesity, underachievement and Labour MPs.” He also called Vladimir Putin an elf and likened Hillary Clinton to a “a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital.”

You get the point.

Given Johnson’s penchant for name-calling, people were quick to point out his hypocrisy.