Boris Johnson:working class men “drunk, criminal, aimless, feckless and hopeless”

“Boris Johnson dismissed workers as “drunk, criminal and feckless” in a rant that exposes his class hatred.

The slurs, written when the PM was a journalist, emerged as he targets working-class votes.

He dismissed working-class men as “likely to be drunk, criminal, aimless, feckless and hopeless”, and single mums as “irresponsible” in a sickening magazine column in 1995, which emerged yesterday.

Mr Johnson wore a blue collar to be snapped in a butcher’s on the election trail in North Devon and Plymouth yesterday.

But Labour chairman Ian Lavery, an ex-miner standing in Wansbeck, Northumberland, said of his outburst: “These are outrageous remarks from a man out of touch with reality and whose ignorance and hatred of working-class communities knows no bounds. …”