Asked about “the naughtiest thing” he’s ever done, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday that he hasn’t always obeyed the law about cycling on the pavement.
“I think I may sometimes, how can I put this, I may sometimes when I was riding a bicycle every day — which I used to do — I may sometimes have not always obeyed the law about cycling on the pavement,” he said in an interview with Sky News’ Sophy Ridge, less than a week before the U.K. general election.
He added that he “firmly and strongly” disapproves of people who cycle on the pavement. “I think it’s wrong and I feel bad about it but I might sometimes have scooted up onto the pavement rather than dismounting before.”
Pressed by Ridge if that was really the naughtiest thing he had ever done, Johnson said: “No, no, it was a very careful rubric. What you said was the naughtiest thing that I was prepared to admit.”
Asked the same question back in 2017, former U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said that the worst thing she had ever done was to “run through fields of wheat” with a friend and that the local farmers “weren’t too pleased about that.”
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