7 times Boris has made himself sound spectacularly dumb

Our mayor is pretty adept at saying stupid things

Remember the time Boris Johnson failed spectacularly at guessing the cost of a tin of baked beans? The London mayor reckoned the staple foodstuff cost £1.49, more than six times the 24p Tesco value beans are priced at.

Here are other times Boris has been catastrophically dumb.

1. “I don’t know how much a pint of milk costs. So what?”

2. “A chap called Pharrell. He’s a hip hop master mixer”

(There’s loads more in here too)

3. “It’s perfectly true that I have had some drugs.” Have you? “Umm…”

4. “Lefty t*ssers”

5. “Some people are too stupid to get on in life”

OK so it’s not that dumb on its own, but when you compare it with…

6.  “I don’t have a clue what colour the bear is”

7. “I must have forgotten what the title of my book was”

This is brilliant but we’re not allowed to embed the video. Watch it on YouTube.

But every now and again, he manages to redeem himself…


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Readers' comments (2)

  • I don’t know how much a pint of milk costs. So what? - Absolutely Boris, I don't know either as I don't buy milk.

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  • Far from making the Mayor sound dumb, I think Boris said entirely the correct thing to that foul-mouth cabbie. And you know what? I believe a lot of Londoners agree with him. Uber is here to stay, cabbies and so are those rickshaw things. You're going to have to get familiar with a changing world without your routine rants.

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