Thursday, November 28, 2013

London mayor Boris Johnson: Some people are too stupid to get ahead

(National Post) Economic equality will never be possible because some people are too stupid to get ahead in the modern world, said Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, in a speech that is igniting a wave of criticism.

Nick Clegg, Britain’s deputy prime minister, accused Mr. Johnson of “unpleasant elitism.”

In the speech honouring the work of former Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Mr. Johnson said natural differences between humans will always mean some will succeed and others fail.

That is some inconvenient truth there.