Boris Johnson says: “I think that women’s liberation – female suffrage – probably wouldn’t have happened, had it not been for the motorcar. Basically because the men realised the women were at the wheel of a machine that could run them down.”— The Labour Leftie 🌹 (@TheLabourLeftie) December 6, 2019
Wow. I’m simply lost for words. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/wul5azOjvr
Resurfaced video follows controversial article by PM criticising single mothers
Boris Johnson said female suffrage only happened because men realised women could “run them down” with cars, in a video that has resurfaced on social media.
Mr Johnson made the bizarre comment to Sir Drummond Bone in an interview for the Voices from Oxford website in 2013 after he was asked about his 2007 book on cars, Life in the Fast Lane.
“I think that women’s liberation – female suffrage – probably wouldn’t have happened, if it hadn’t been for the motorcar,” said the prime minister, who was then mayor of London.“Basically because men realised that women were at the wheel of a machine that could run them down.”