The British public 'couldn't spell Pinocchio if they tried,' Boris Johnson's father Stanley says
He was answering a message on the Victoria Derbyshire that called his son Pinocchio , the character in a children's character that has become synonymous with lying.Asked about the viewers comments, he said: "That requires a degree of literacy, which I think the great British public doesn’t necessarily have."'That requires a degree of literacy'Stanley Johnson criticised the viewer who called his son a liar. (Photo: BBC)The presenter asked: "What do you mean by that?" He responded: "I'm not gonna get into that.
At Beretta Gun Shop in central London, general manager Tim King said the regulations seem to be Twenty-two years since the shooting in Dunblane , Britain has experienced only one deadly mass In 1996, the same year as the mass shooting in Dunblane , a gunman in Australia killed 35 people
The father of a man killed in the London Bridge attack has accused Boris Johnson of lying and making “political capital” from his son’s death during the BBC leaders’ debate. “ Johnson lied and used our son’s death to make political capital,” Merritt said in a thread posted on Twitter on Saturday.
A dad of a five-year-old girl killed in the Dunblane massacre has said Boris Johnson's past comments on gun control make him "totally unsuitable" to be Prime Minister.
Dr Mick North's daughter Sophie was killed in- which claimed 17 lives.
He spoke out after it emerged Mr Johnson had likened the confiscation of handguns in the wake of the shootings to "nanny confiscating toys" such as model train sets and stamp collections.
In an article published in a Canadian magazine in 1997, Mr Johnson also compared the seizures to "one of those vast Indian programmes of compulsory vasectomy".
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Boris Johnson vowed to keep his 'do or die' Brexit pledge in a bullish speech in Downing Street today after the Queen installed him as PM . 'I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen who has invited me to form a Government and I have accepted. 'I pay tribute to the fortitude and patience of my
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READ MORE:Mr North, who continues to be involved in gun control issues, said he had known about the future Prime Minister's stance at the time due to other newspaper columns he had written.
Speaking tohe said: "Nevertheless, I'm still appalled by the attitude reflected by his words - an attitude that, to my mind, makes him totally unsuitable to be the UK's Prime Minister.
"None of the views Johnson expressed in the past should be viewed in isolation, excused as one-off errors of judgment or just as 'Boris being Boris'.
"They are part of a pattern that reflects exactly the kind of unsympathetic person he is."
Thomas Hamilton shot dead 16 children and their teacher at Dunblane Primary School, near Stirling, in March 1996, before killing himself in the deadliest mass shooting in British history.
Boris Johnson abandons three campaign events after facing protesters
The Conservative candidate in Bolton West blamed Labour for protests that greeted the Prime MinisterWith just days to go until polling day, the Conservative leader had been scheduled to pay a visit to the Tory-held marginal constituency of Bolton West on Saturday.
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Boris Johnson was questioned while campaigning in Cheadle, near Stockport. Asked whether anyone in Government should take responsibility, the Prime Minister said : 'I think it's an Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes part in a warm up with a junior girls football team while on the
The massacre led to the outlawing of most private handguns.
In an article in September 1997, Mr Johnson wrote about watching gun owners hand in their weapons to a police station in Maidenhead, Berkshire.
In his article, for a Canadian magazine, he wrote: "The men - and they are virtually all men - come in two at a time.
"They have aluminium suitcases, safes, plastic bags and set expressions.
"Nanny is confiscating their toys.
"It is like one of those vast Indian programmes of compulsory vasectomy.
"It is as if the state had decided to round up all the model train sets or the stamp collections, an operation causing immense distress to thousands of innocent enthusiasts, and just about as pointless.
"Thanks to a sweeping ban on handguns introduced here in the wake of the Dunblane, Scotland, massacre of schoolchildren last year, law-abiding gun-owners are now handing over their weapons here at a rate of 50 to 60 a day.
LGBT+ activists stage 'wedding' between three men and a dog outside Tory HQ to protest Boris Johnson's 'homophobic' comments
This election campaign has seen people engage in creative forms of protest to bring awareness to important issues. Remember when Jo Swinson was branded "patronising" by two men dressed as bees? Now hundreds of LGBT+ activists have staged a "wedding" between three men and a dog outside Conservative party HQ, to protest Boris Johnson’s past comments on gay marriage. Queer activist groups working under the name “Bum Boys Against Boris” organised the satirical performance. The mock marriage is a reference to a link that Johnson made between gay marriage and marrying dogs in 2001.
Conservative leader Boris Johnson has said lying politicians should "go on their knees". He was responding to a question from the audience who Mr Johnson was also asked about the resignation of the UK diplomat in charge of Brexit at the British embassy in the US. She resigned earlier in the day
English/Nat Debate is raging in small community of Dunblane in Scotland over the future of the gymnasium where Wednesday's massacre occurred. 16 children
"An entire pastime will have been exterminated.
"Britain will be the only country in the world where it is forbidden to practise for an Olympic sport.
"The British taxpayers will have to cough up about £1 billion in compensation; and still the shooters will receive 25 per cent less than the full value of any improvements to their weapons."
His article concluded: "It is no use the shooters protesting this will do nothing about the myriad of illegal weapons, or legal shotguns; or that the existing law should have ensured guns were taken away from Thomas Hamilton, the loner who killed 16 small children in a moment of madness at Dunblane last March.
"The owners of all the 160,000 handguns are penalised for the dementia of a couple of their number, and because no one, in the current climate, dare speak for them."
The article was highlighted last week by the pro-Labour website Red Roar.
Mr North said he became aware of Mr Johnson's other writings on gun control shortly after the shootings.
He said: "Whilst he had a right to have his own opinions about gun legislation, the tone of what he said was distasteful and disparaging with no empathy whatsoever with the victims and their families, indeed with the public in general.
"It is the shallowness to the writing, and not a care for anyone who was directly involved."
Referring to the article, Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw said: "I strongly disagree with these views expressed some 22 years ago.
"The events in Dunblane were beyond all of our nightmares and even now the memory of those weeks is still strong.
"As a father then of two young sons, one of whom started in primary school shortly after those events, I vividly recall the concern of all parents.
"The banning of hand guns gave people the reassurance they needed.
"I supported it at the time and it has stood the test of time since."
Last week, the SNP said the gun control comments made it "clearer than ever that Boris Johnson is utterly unfit to lead the country".
The UK Conservative Party has been approached for comment.
'Not my prime minister', protesters march in London against Johnson .
'Not my prime minister', protesters march in London against JohnsonThe protesters, brandishing signs that read "Defy Tory (Conservative) Rule" and "Refugees Welcome", walked at speed from outside Johnson's Downing Street residence to Trafalgar Square and on to the theatre district, blocking traffic and drawing a heavy police presence.