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Johnson: "There are parts of the country where English is not spoken by some people as their first language and that needs to change".

How does he plan to change it? Mass deportations?

Astonishing number of people replying to/commenting on this tweet who couldn't be bothered to read it/don't understand English very well.

Johnson complained about people not speaking English *as a first language*. English language classes won't help with that.
More seriously, even in the most highly diverse areas, vast majority of UK residents speak English well or fairly well, even if it's not thir *first* language.

So this is pure dog-whistle by Johnson, even leaving aside the logical failure.
There is no local authority area in the UK where fewer than 90% of residents speak English well.
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