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Boris Johnson: some people are too stupid to get on in life

Publié par Clifford Armion le 28/11/2013

Peter Dominiczak and James Kirkup

Economic equality will never be possible because some people are too stupid to get ahead, Boris Johnson said on Wednesday night.
Natural differences between human beings will always mean that some will succeed and others will fail, the Mayor of London said in a speech.
Despite calling for more to be done to help talented people from poor backgrounds to advance — including state-funded places at private schools — Mr Johnson said some people would always find it easier to get ahead than others. “Whatever you may think of the value of IQ tests, it is surely relevant to a conversation about equality that as many as 16 per cent of our species have an IQ below 85, while about 2 per cent have an IQ above 130,” he said.
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"Boris Johnson: some people are too stupid to get on in life", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 26/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/boris-johnson-some-people-are-too-stupid-to-get-on-in-life