The growing gulf between rich and poor is inevitable because millions of people are too stupid to get on in life, top Tory Boris Johnson suggested tonight.
Mr Johnson said that the resentment felt towards the super rich in the wake of the financial crisis and “fives years of recession” was irrational.
“It would be wrong to persecute the rich, and madness to try and stifle wealth creation and futile to try to stamp out inequality,” he said.
The Mayor of London, who dreams of being Prime Minister, said that the Government had a duty to care for those who could not look after themselves and give everyone else the chance to get on.
But he also said: “It is surely relevant to a conversation about equality that as many as 16% of our species have an IQ below 85, while about 2% have an IQ above 130.
“The harder you shake the pack, the easier it will be for some cornflakes to get to the top.”
The logical fallacies employed by the Hon. Boris “Donald Trump Hair Runner-up” Johnson not only disqualify him from the 2% he so adores, they also give lie to his basic assertion; though obviously not much more intellectually gifted than the 16% he would cast off, Boris has managed to ‘succeeed’. 1 Though one expects he could make a bigger killing were he to forsake politics in favor of a talk radio program – sort of a cockney Limbaugh.
Most interestingly, the rich have taken to pretending less and less that anyone bedside themselves matter.