Spectator editor Fraser Nelson spoke on Drivetime, on Irish national radio, to discuss the effects of Boris Johnson becoming prime minister. Presenter Sarah McInerney put it to Nelson that Johnson had made “inherently racist” comments about French people and Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar.
But these comments may be hearsay, so McInerney missed the opportunity to challenge more provable parts of Johnson’s record on race and immigration.
Nelson defends his predecessor
Nelson dismissed McInerney’s comments. And he said the notion of former Spectator editor Johnson being racist was “completely bizarre”. Nelson said Johnson is: