British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s father Stanley Johnson has reacted to being labelled an “uncooperative crusty” as he joined Extinction Rebellion activitists by his son, saying it was a tremendous compliment.
Mr Johnson Snr made his remark at an XR event in Trafalgar Square in front of a substantial crowd, days after the Prime Minister described the activists as “uncooperative crusties” and told them to abandon their “hemp-smelling bivouacs” and stop blocking London streets.
He said: “I’m showing up here because I think what they [Extinction Rebellion] are doing is extremely important. From tiny acorns, big movements spring.
“We have been moving far too slowly on the climate change issue.
“I regard it as a tremendous compliment to be called an uncooperative crusty, that was a remark made in humour.”
When questioned whether the protests had affected the Johnson family, Mr Johnson Snr said that they remained “totally united”.
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