Boris Johnson has been caught fabricating lies to smear anti-cuts protesters. London’s mayor floundered when asked to justify his remarks on Question Time in March that the occupation of Fortnum & Mason by UK Uncut resulted in substantial damage to the store:
“They did tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage”
But with a spokesperson for Fortnum & Mason confirming damage was minimal, London Assembly member Navin Shah asked Boris Johnson to provide evidence to support his claim. The fibbing mayor responded with platitudes:
“The point that I was making was that the occupation of Fortnum and Mason was pure vandalism … The fact that Fortnum and Mason is owned by a charitable foundation, provides many jobs and pays its taxes was clearly lost on these ‘activists’.”
That’s the same body that was exposed by the Charity Commission as a vehicle to channel donations to the Conservative Party.