Boris Johnson has issued a video telling black people and other ‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters that the UK is less racist than it was and they should be less angry because the UK is a happier place.
Johnson being Johnson, he combined it with a threat and a smear – and ignored his own towering hypocrisy. A PM who has called black people the disgusting term ‘piccaninninies’ with ‘water-melon smiles’ and was complicit in the Windrush scandal – and only last year was seen skipping shaking hands with black well-wishers – is not someone in a position to tell victims of racism to suck it up and look on the bright side:
Johnson also found a moment to blame protesters for the surge in coronavirus infections his government has been actively creating and planning for months before the protests began.
Singer Jamelia was unimpressed – along with millions of others who actually think black lives matter.
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