Naughtiest sin? PM Johnson admits cycling on the pavement

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson shares a joke with a man while on the campaign trail in Cheadle Hulme, north-west England, on Dec 7, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday (Dec 8) that the naughtiest thing he was prepared to admit to was breaking the law by cycling on the pavement.

When asked by Sky what the naughtiest thing he was ready to admit to was, Mr Johnson initially asked advisers for suggestions before saying: "I think, I, you know, I may sometimes, when I was riding a bicycle every day, which I used to do, I may sometimes have not always have obeyed the law about cycling on the pavement.

"I want you know how firmly and how strongly I disapprove of people who cycle on the pavement and I think it is wrong and I feel bad about it. But I might sometimes have scooted up onto the pavement rather than dismounting before."

Asked if he was nervous about narrowing polls, Mr Johnson said:"Of course, we are fighting for every vote. I think that this is a critical moment for this country."

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