Boris Johnson didn’t say this quote about Scotland – it’s a parody

25 June 2019
What was claimed

Boris Johnson said a variety of outrageous things about Scotland and its resources.

Our verdict

Incorrect. These “quotes” come from a parody article.

A viral social media post claims that Boris Johnson said a variety of scandalous things about Scotland at a meeting of the 1922 Committee—the group of backbench Conservative MPs.

Boris Johnson didn’t say these things. The quote is from a satirical article written in the National newspaper earlier this month. The article starts “for the avoidance of doubt, this piece is a parody.”

The article is behind a paywall, but if you want to check yourself, you can see sections of the quote in this Google preview of the piece.

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