Sunday 1 December 2019 / 12:26 PM Angela Rayner

Boris Johnson is a danger to the fabric of our society

Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to newly unearthed comments by Boris Johnson describing the poorest 20% of British society as ‘chavs’, ‘burglars’, ‘drug addicts’ and ‘losers’, said:

“These comments further expose the hatred and contempt Boris Johnson feels for working class people in Britain.

“This is someone who, from Eton to the Bullingdon Club and beyond, has known nothing but privilege and entitlement, and used this position of power to attack single mothers like me, people on low wages who are struggling to make ends meet, and people on benefits, such those with a disability or illness.

“Johnson started his career attacking working class communities like mine in newspaper columns, and then joined a Conservative government that attacked our pay, homes, schools and hospitals. He has no idea what life is like for people who don’t have everything handed to them on a plate. And he doesn’t care.

“Boris Johnson is the ultimate establishment figure. He has always been and always will be on the side of the billionaires, the corporations and the tax dodgers, wanting to line their pockets while he cuts funding for our vital services. He is a danger to our NHS, a danger to working class people, and a danger to the fabric of our society.”