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Father of Boris Johnson Backs Extinction Rebellion

Updated: Mar 18, 2020

Ben Dolbear Reveals Stanley Johnson's Soft Spot For The Growing Movement

Photo by Joël de Vriend

Stanley Johnson, the father of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has backed Extinction Rebellion (XR), the strikers who have shut down London to draw attention to the climate emergency.

This comes the day after the Prime Minister branded the activists ‘uncooperative crusties […] littering the road’ who are occupying ‘hemp-smelling bivouacs’.

Stanley Johnson, who served as a Conservative member of the European Parliament for Hampshire East between 1979 and 1984, has authored several books about the environment and climate change, including Environmental Policy of the European Communities and The Warming.

The Prime Minister, on the other hand, has been criticised for consistently failing to address the climate crisis, and for presenting ‘tokenistic’ environmental policies in this week’s Queen’s Speech.