2019 conference footage shows Johnson bypassing black supporters as he shakes hands with conference fans
Last October, a SKWAWKBOX video went viral showing Boris Johnson moving along a line of supporters – and gliding past two black men as he shook hands.
That video takes on new significance today. Not only did Downing Street refuse to condemn comments by an adviser claiming that black people have lower average IQs – Number 10 also slapped down a Tory minister who dared to suggest that Andrew Sabisky’s views were not those of the government.
Which makes Johnson’s swerve last autumn all the more telling:
Number 10’s silence on the issue of Sabisky’s views – except to put a minister in his place for suggesting Johnson disagrees with them – is confirming a disgraceful truth.
Johnson – who has called black people “piccaninnies”, referred in scathing terms to African countries and is complicit in the ongoing Windrush scandal – doesn’t care what anyone thinks about his racism.
Or his plans he seems to be making based on it.
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