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UK News Boris Johnson called climate protesters 'uncooperative crusties'. But his dad supports Extinction Rebellion

18:55  08 october  2019
18:55  08 october  2019 Source:

Boris Johnson Ridicules Extinction Rebellion Protestors As 'Hemp-Smelling Crusties'

  Boris Johnson Ridicules Extinction Rebellion Protestors As 'Hemp-Smelling Crusties' Boris Johnson has ridiculed Extinction Rebellion protestors as annoying “nose-ringed”, “hemp-smelling” “crusties”. In a broadside at the demonstrators who started a fortnight of disruption in central London, the prime minister used a speech praising Margaret Thatcher to make plain his disdain for the group’s tactics. Johnson told an event hosted by the Policy Exchange think tank that Thatcher was an environmentalist “long before Greta Thunberg”, taking action on greenhouse gases.

The prime minister has attacked the Extinction Rebellion activists protesting in London over the climate crisis, dismissing them as “ uncooperative Boris Johnson made the remarks at the launch of a biography of Margaret Thatcher written by his former boss at the Daily Telegraph, Charles Moore.

Boris Johnson calls on the Extinction Rebellion protesters to stop blocking the streets of The demonstrators - who are demanding action on climate change - should abandon their The farmers joining Extinction Rebellion . Mr Johnson added protesters could learn from former PM Margaret

Stanley Johnson wearing a red hat © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited

It’s been a turbulent few weeks for the Johnson family.

Just weeks after Boris Johnson became prime minister, his brother Jo Johnson resigned from government and as an MP, citing a difficulty to reconcile personal matters with the “national interest”.

Then, Johnson’s sister Rachel appeared to slap down his Brexit plans, suggesting he was being pressurised by people who stand to make money from a no-deal Brexit. She also branded comments he made in the House of Commons "reprehensible".

This time, the PM seems to be the one throwing jabs.

Speaking at the launch in London of the third volume of Margaret Thatcher’s biography by journalist Charles Moore, Johnson branded Extinction Rebellion climate protestors as “uncooperative crusties”.

London braces for second day of climate protests

  London braces for second day of climate protests The Prime Minister urges ‘uncooperative crusties’ to abandon climate change protests.Protesters brought chaos for commuters on Monday, closing down several streets around Westminster, as part of coordinated actions taking place around the world.

Blasting Extinction Rebellion activists as " uncooperative crusties ", the PM called on them to abandon their "hemp-smelling bivouacs" Extinction Rebellion is calling on the Government declare a climate and ecological emergency, act immediately to halt wildlife loss and reduce greenhouse gas

An Extinction Extinction Rebellion protester demonstrates at Whitehall in London © Reuters / Henry Nicholls. British PM Boris Johnson has launched a stinging attack on Extinction Rebellion protesters , branding them as “ uncooperative crusties ” that should stop “littering” the streets of

He then said they should abandon their “hemp-smelling bivouacs” and stop blocking the streets of London.

A remark like this from a disgruntled Tory prime minister might not seem out of the ordinary, particularly from someone like Boris Johnson.

But there’s just one problem

Johnson’s dad, Stanley Johnson, seems to be a supporter of Extinction Rebellion. He’s worn the Extinction Rebellion badge and has photographed himself next to their protests.

Neither of the men have commented on their apparent differences on this issue, but we’re sure it won’t be long before this family tension rears its head.

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Boris Johnson's dad says he is 'proud' his dad called him crusty .
Boris Johnson's father has described his "pride" at being called a "non-cooperative crusty" by his own son, as he addressed climate change activists. © PA Stanley Johnson joined Extinction Rebellion activists in Trafalgar Square A fresh wave of disruptive action by the Extinction Rebellion movement has closed down parts of central London this week.The prime minister addressed the protesters' action while attending the launch of the third volume of Margaret Thatcher's authorised biography on Monday night.

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