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UK News Calling me a ‘crusty’ is a compliment says Boris Johnson’s dad at climate demo

16:55  09 october  2019
16:55  09 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Johnson was responding to a question about comments made by his son, Boris , who on Monday called environmental protesters occupying sites across “It’ s one of the nicest things that has been said about me for a long time. A non-cooperative crusty , absolutely superb – do they taste good?

So here, for those born in the days since The Levellers last troubled the charts, is a quick guide to that most nineties of subcultures. Image caption Crusties loved a free party in the nineties until they all got shut down. Yes, there was definitely a look that defined the crusty .

Stanley Johnson et al. standing in front of a crowd: Stanley Johnson, father of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, joins protesters in Trafalgar Square during the third day of an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster, London. © Jonathan Brady Stanley Johnson, father of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, joins protesters in Trafalgar Square during the third day of an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest in Westminster, London.

Boris Johnson’s father said being called a “crusty” by his son would be a compliment as he addressed the Extinction Rebellion protest in central London

Stanley Johnson said the Prime Minister’s comments about “unco-operative crusties” who were holding up the traffic and calling for protesters to abandon their “hemp-smelling bivouacs” were made “in humour”.

Mr Johnson senior praised the actions of the protesters after speaking in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday in front of a substantial crowd.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed Monday to the protesters to stop blocking London’ s streets. He called the activists “uncooperative crusties” who should abandon their “hemp-smelling Gumn, of Bristol, took umbrage at Johnson ’ s characterization of climate change activists as “hippies.”

Boris Johnson described protesters from Extinction Rebellion on Monday night as “uncooperative He wasn’t quite sure what a crusty was but he seemed satisfied with the explanation that they were “The point is that there is a climate and ecological emergency and we would like to speak to him

Earlier this week, the PM told a London launch of the third volume of Margaret Thatcher’s biography: “I am afraid that the security people didn’t want me to come along tonight because they said the road was full of unco-operative crusties and protesters all kinds littering the road.”

When asked about the comments, Mr Johnson senior said: “I regard it as a tremendous compliment to be called an unco-operative crusty. That was a remark made in humour.”

Speaking to PA Media, he added: “I’m showing up here because I think what they [Extinction Rebellion] are doing is tremendously important. From tiny acorns, big movements spring.

“This is a movement, it is a very important movement. It is absolutely clear to me that we have been moving far too slowly on the climate change issue.”

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Asked about Boris Johnson ' s description of demonstrators Mr Johnson had suggested while attending a book launch on Monday that the demonstrators Responding to his description of activists as "uncooperative crusties", Ms Fisher said : "We are a little bit crusty , I'll put my hands up to it, after

Boris Johnson described those taking part as ‘importunate nose-ringed protestors’, ‘camped in hemp-smelling bivouacs’ after he travelled (by car) to the launch of a book about Margaret Thatcher. Lord Fraser, a former investment banker who was once Treasurer of the Tory party, took to the streets

Stanley Johnson holding a sign posing for the camera: Stanley Johnson, father of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, joins Extinction Rebellion protesters in Trafalgar Square (PA) © Provided by The Press Association Stanley Johnson, father of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, joins Extinction Rebellion protesters in Trafalgar Square (PA)

Mr Johnson paid tribute to teenage activist Greta Thunberg for the increasing co-ordination of international climate movements.

“We’re not going to keep the world’s temperature under two degrees Celsius with what’s planned, so we have to tighten up the target, we have to tighten up the actions.”

He said the protests had not affected the Johnson family as a whole, and that they shared views on the issue of climate change.

“As far as climate change is concerned the family dynamic would be totally united. I don’t believe there is a single dissenting voice in the Johnson family.

a man wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd: Boris Johnson shakes hands with his father Stanley Johnson (PA) © Provided by The Press Association Boris Johnson shakes hands with his father Stanley Johnson (PA)

“Don’t forget we grew up in the country, we grew up on Exmoor, nature is in our blood.

“I don’t think you need to say ‘will he [Boris] listen [to the protests]’. If you listen to what he said on the steps of Downing Street that very first day, he ended with an appeal for movement on the environment and animal welfare, and that is a very, very good sign.”

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