Opinions & Features July 25, 2019 at 09:44 am

7 times newly-elected UK PM Boris Johnson denigrated Africa as foreign minister

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor July 25, 2019 at 09:44 am

July 25, 2019 at 09:44 am | Opinions & Features

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The Queen and Boris Johnson. Pic credit: PA

‘Flag-waving Piccaninnies’

Writing in the Daily Telegraph in 2002 on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s visits around the world, Johnson used the term “piccaninnies,” a racist term used to describe black children.

He wrote: “What a relief it must be for Blair to get out of England. It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies; and one can imagine that Blair, twice victor abroad but enmired at home, is similarly seduced by foreign politeness.”


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