At Prime Minister’s Questions last week, SNP MP Ian Blackford branded Boris Johnson a “racist” who is “not fit for office”.
When asked if she had the same view as her party’s leader at Westminster, she said: “I agree with Ian Blackford and he has made…” before interviewer Kirsty Wark said: “He is a racist then.”
I don’t know what’s in Boris Johnson’s head when he makes the overtly racist comments that he makes so I don’t know whether he’s just doing it for headlines or whether it reflects actual sentiment on his part.
But if you make overtly racist comments like the comments he made about Muslim women, you can’t then throw your hands up in horror when people call you a racist, because that looks as if that’s what you are.
The programme was recorded in Edinburgh to mark 20 years since the Scottish Parliament’s creation.
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