The leader of the SNP Ian Blackford branded Boris Johnson a 'racist' during PMQs today, and the internet exploded with responses.
Speaking to the House of Commons during PMQs today, Blackford said:
I ask does the prime minister realise, not only is the member racist, he is stoking division in communities, and has a record of dishonesty.
When he was challenged by Speaker of the House John Bercow, who urged him to 'be extremely careful in the language that he uses' and then urged him to 'weigh his words', Blackford refused to withdraw his comments, saying:
Mr Speaker I have informed the member, but the member has described Muslim women as 'letterboxes'; described African people as having 'watermelon smiles' and another disgusting slur that I would never dignify by repeating.
If that's not racist, Mr Speaker, I don't know what is.
He also added:
Does the prime minister honestly believe that this man is fit for the office of prime minister?
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