By Ben Kerrigan-
Conservative leadership hopeful, Boris Johnson was dramatically accused of being racist in the House Of Commons today.
During Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr Blackford drew attention to a poem published by The Spectator magazine in 2004, edited at the time by Mr Johnson. The poem described “The Scotch” as “a verminous race”, adding: “It’s time Hadrian’s Wall was refortified, it said.”To pen them in a ghetto on the other side. I would go further. The nation deserves not merely isolation. But comprehensive extermination.”
The quote us damning against the former Foreign Secretary and requires an explanation, or potentially an apology. A prime minister of the Uk must adopt the principles of tolerance and equality of treatment.Mr Blackford asked Mrs May whether she agreed with those words, to which the prime minister replied:
“The Conservative and Unionist Party takes the people of every part of this United Kingdom not only seriously, but we welcome the contribution from people of every part of this United Kingdom.”
Continuing his attack with his attack, he said: “Of course, words matter and actions matter. The man who published those words in his magazine, the Prime Minister thought was fit for the office of her top diplomat, and he hasn’t stopped there.
“He has said that Scots should be banned from being Prime Minister and that a pound spent in Croydon, was worth more than a pound spent in Strathclyde.
“This is a man who is not fit for office. It has been said the ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort, but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Blackford asked: “Does the Prime Minister realise not only is the member racist, he is stoking division in communities and has a record of dishonesty?”
Boris Johnson is currently leading the pack of leadership hopefuls to become the next prime minister of the Uk after leading the polls on the second ballot.