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Just when you thought Boris Johnson couldn't get any worse, even more offensive comments have resurfaced

Just when you thought Boris Johnson couldn't get any worse, even more offensive comments have resurfaced

It's pretty wild that Boris Johnson can still cause outrage, isn't it?

Despite his abhorrent comments about, well, pretty much anyone who's not a wealthy, upper class, straight, white man, it seems things have actually just got even worse.

In a newly unearthed column for The Spectator in 1999, the prime minister wrote in support of Tories who wanted the party to oppose "gays in the military" or the arrest of Chilean dictator Pinochet.

He also agreed with the sentiment that the police were "cowed" by the Macpherson report, which labelled the London's Metropolitan Police as "institutionally racist" after the Stephen Lawrence inquiry.

The following year, for The Daily Telegraph, he doubled down on this sentiment, writing that the police were failing to investigate crimes because they were “stuck on racial awareness programmes" (which the aforementioned report proved they needed). He then went off on a further rant about why fox hunting is totally fine, fresh and fun.

The prime minister has thus far refused to properly apologise for the past offensive comments, saying that he "didn't intend to cause hurt" to anybody, then quickly minimising the horrific nature of some of his remarks by implying that it's totally normal to find offensive comments if you go through a journalist's old columns.

There's still four days until the election – we suggest he takes the time to reconsider.

HT: The Guardian

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