Boris Johnson claims the last time he cried was when his bike was stolen

Greg Evans
Tuesday 16 July 2019 09:45
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During Monday night's Tory leadership debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, the former foreign secretary made a bizarre revelation.

In a quick fire round, host and journalist Tom Newton Dunn asked the two leadership hopefuls when was the last time that either of them had cried.

Hunt refused to answer the question as the section was only supposed to be 'yes' or 'no' answers so he objected on those rules.

Johnson, however, began a bizarre anecdote about having his bicycle stolen from outside of parliament before turning it into a thinly veiled attack on Sadiq Kahn.

The last time I shed a tear... I came out of parliament to find my bike had been nicked.

I want you to know that this was very recently. I had this bike for the whole of my mayoral career.

It was a beautiful bike. It was given to me by Chris Boardman, the fantastic cyclist.

It was a beautiful Boardman bike. It wasn't the most expensive Boardman bike but it was a beautiful bike.

It was never nicked during my entire time as mayor. I used to chain it up across the whole city. Cycle everywhere. 

Barely had Sadiq Kahn's reign begun...

Johnson's story elicited a few chuckles from the audience but Newton Dunn urged him to press on and asked if the incident had actually caused him to cry, to which he replied.

I became mildly lachrymose. Anyone who has something they love stolen feels a sense of outrage.

Whether Johnson actually cried or not doesn't really matter but it was just such a strange story to tell that it was bound to generate a lot of discussion on Twitter.

Others suggested more worthy things that he should have probably cried about.

HT Huffington Post

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