VIDEO: Boris Johnson says women get to vote after cars invented ‘because men realiZed women could run them down’ – WATCH

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.” 

Source: Boris Johnson said female suffrage only happened after cars invented ‘because men realised women could run them down’

Your Comments