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Boris Johnson’s dad says the general public is ‘illiterate’

Boris Johnson’s dad says the general public is ‘illiterate’

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  2. Well, they keep voting for his son, so he’s not entirely incorrect…?

  3. Headline in sun: Boris dad say we not read good

  4. That’s because the public speak and write English, and Boris uses Borish.

  5. I mean, he’s not exactly that far off the mark with that one, he’s just using that information in bad faith

  6. Boris Johnson says “I’m melting!”

  7. And I would reply, “mole cunnum caderet mortuus es”

    (Which, roughly translated from English is Latin for, “drop dead you massive cunt”.)

    Speak to them in their language, it has a remarkable impact.

  8. He’s not wrong though, considering that we’re just about to re-elect BoJo…

  9. Yeah, well he needs a fucking haircut.

  10. He’s neglected to mention his son’s gargantuan contribution to this problem

  11. I think a good portion of the middle age+ population need glasses and refuses to wear them or just forgets them at home. Also if the font is less than 20pts then yeah, they won’t be able to read it without aid

  12. Another ‘stable genius’?

  13. Maybe the ones dumb enough to vote for Boris Johnson.

  14. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/29/boris-johnsons-dad-says-general-public-illiterate-11239709/) reduced by 59%. (I’m a bot)
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    > The Prime Minister's father, Stanley Johnson, has been accused of snobbery and 'contempt for the rest of the population' after calling most of the public 'illiterate'.

    > Asked about Boris being called Pinocchio, Mr Johnson replies: 'That requires a degree of literacy, which I think the great British public doesn't necessarily have.

    > Mr Johnson says: 'I think it is utterly absurd and wrong that you can read out on air, a Tweet coming in from one of your readers, on air, which calls the prime minister a liar.

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  15. It’s not of the ground he licked it…

  16. The political cycle back towards elitism will always be maintained due to human nature.

  17. Beware of the ones who can spell G e p p e t t o. (blankety blank family oriented spelling bee competitors-how dare they!) /s

  18. I mean he’s right, they can read, but do they read?

  19. The Prime Minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, has been accused of snobbery and ‘contempt for the rest of the population’ after calling most of the public ‘illiterate’. He made the comments today while appearing on the Victoria Derbyshire show, as he sought to defend his son Boris. The prime minister has been accused of ‘lying’ and running scared after his refusal to attend debates and an interview with BBC journalist Andrew Neil. Asked about Boris being called Pinocchio, Mr Johnson replies: ‘That requires a degree of literacy, which I think the great British public doesn’t necessarily have.’ When told that his remarks were quite ‘pejorative’, Mr Johnson replies: ‘They couldn’t spell Pinocchio if they tried’. Pushed on why he would say such a thing, he asks ‘can you spell Pinocchio?’

    He goes on to express his shock and disbelief that the programme can read out a live Tweet from a viewer which calls the prime minister ‘a liar’. Mr Johnson says: ‘I think it is utterly absurd and wrong that you can read out on air, a Tweet coming in from one of your readers, on air, which calls the prime minister a liar. ‘I think it’s amazing you can do that’.

    I think growing up with such a father explains a lot about BoJo.

  20. Just because it’s true, you still shouldn’t say that.

  21. To the British social conservatives out there, I just want to clarify that this is *not* elitism? Right? Bojo’s just one of you?

    The real elitists are the people working median wage jobs in London who can barely afford to keep up with the cost of housing, but have the temerity to support the EU because membership is linked directly to their careers. Those are the real elitists.

  22. Well not a fan of Johnson’s, but his dad is pretty **spot on** unfortunately the general public is very distracted and most people don’t care about the issues. So they are extremely illiterate, in face. So what’s happening is, in fact, very well deserved.

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