Boris Johnson wrote that Britain's poorest communities "[supply] us with the chavs, the losers, the burglars, the drug addicts...".
In a newspaper column from 2005 unearthed by Business Insider, Johnson claimed that the poorest 20% live on "run-down estates" and only vote for Labour in the "deluded hope of bigger hand-outs.".
Johnson also suggested in 2013 that economic inequality was inevitable due to lower intelligence among low-earners.
Boris Johnson wrote that the poorest 20% of British society is made-up of "chavs," "losers," "burglars," "drug addicts," and "criminals," in a newspaper column unearthed by Business Insider.
Johnson has also previously claimed that income inequality may be inevitable due to the lower intelligence of some poorer people.
In a separate Telegraph column, Johnson also bewailed attempts to increase equality at the BBC for gay people.
"So much of this stuff is disinterred with a view to distracting from the basic issues of this election.". »