Wednesday, 28th October 2020

Protesters no better than the 'thugs of the Bullingdon Club', says Johnson

BORIS Johnson has condemned the ‘thugs’ who have ‘subverted’ Black Lives Matter protests as ‘no better than the mindless vandals of the Bullingdon Club’. 

The prime minister has warned protestors that violent mobs smashing windows just for the transgressive thrill of it meet nasty ends, and he speaks from bitter experience.

He continued: “When I see these black-garbed youths wrecking the social contract by breaking anything they like, I feel sickened and nostalgic.

“Smashing up the place and spending a night in the cells may seem like a blow against the establishment, and indeed Daddy, but it’s neither clever nor politically wise.

“When these young black activists interview for a position at a leading blue-chip City brokerage they’ll be asked some pretty tough questions. And when they can’t answer them, as I couldn’t, they’ll have no option but boring old politics.

“Our country should be ashamed of these thugs and not make the mistakes of the past by electing them to Downing Street. They’ll only do the same to the country.”