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US News The British public 'couldn't spell Pinocchio if they tried,' Boris Johnson's father Stanley says

01:15  30 november  2019
01:15  30 november  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Stanley Johnson, father of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson © Getty Stanley Johnson, father of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson's father, Stanley said the British public "couldn’t spell Pinocchio if they tried" claiming they lack literacy in an angry response to someone calling his son a liar.

The Prime Minister's father was answering questions on the Victoria Derbyshire programme on Friday morning when he made the comments.

He responded to a message received by the show's producers 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."

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Stanley Johnson said Pinocchio requires a degree of literacy the British public does not have.

Boris Johnson ’ s father has been accused of “snobbery and elitist thinking” after suggesting the British public " couldn ' t spell Pinocchio if they tried ". Stanley Johnson made the comments on the Victoria Derbyshire program on Friday as he defended his son from critics.

'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."

Stanley Johnson © Getty Stanley Johnson

She continued: "Well, that's quite a pejorative thing to say about the British public."

"They couldn’t spell Pinocchio if they tried," the former MEP replied, before asking her: "Can you spell Pinocchio?"

After dismay from the other panellists, he said: "I go back to what I said before I just tried to say it in a humorous way. I think it is utterly absurd and wrong, that you can read out on air a tweet coming in one of your readers on air, which calls the Prime Minister a liar. I think it is amazing you can do that."

'I've never lied'

In the run up to an election that has been characterised by misinformation from many sides, much attention has been paid to the honesty of the Prime Minister, who critics accuse of misleading the public with a number of pledges.

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Boris Johnson ’ s father , Stanley , has been criticised for appearing to suggest the British public is illiterate. Johnson replied: “ Pinocchio ? That requires a degree of literacy which I think the Great British Johnson said : “ They couldn ’ t spell Pinocchio if they tried , I shouldn’t have thought.”

The prime minister’ s father has suggested the British public is illiterate and cannot spell Pinocchio , as he defended Boris Johnson against claims of dishonesty. He was responding to the host of the BBC’ s Victoria Derbyshire programme who had read out a tweet from a viewer comparing the prime

The PM told ITV News on Thursday that he had "never tried to deceive the public” during his political career.

“I may have got things wrong, I may have been mistaken, but I've never tried to deceive people about the way I see things.

“I'm not going to pretend that in my political career I have not said or done things that have, you know, caused offence, that I haven't made mistakes, I've certainly made mistakes.”

He famously spearheaded the Vote Leave claim during the 2016 referendum that leaving the EU would hand an extra £350m to the NHS and was sacked as a minister by the then Tory leader Michael Howard in 2004 for lying about whether he had been having an affair.

Labour and the Tories have everything to lose in the last 72 hours .
Three days to go and this election race is Boris Johnson's to lose.His task in the final days of campaigning is to consolidate the voter base he's managed to build with his 'Get Brexit Done' message.

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