Boris Johnson wanted to reduce the global population

 https://www.boris-johnson.com/2007/10/25/global-population-control/

… It is time we had a grown-up discussion about the optimum quantity of human beings in this country and on this planet. Do we want the south-east of Britain, already the most densely populated major country in Europe, to resemble a giant suburbia?

* Actually, in Europe, Belgium and the Netherlands have greater population density than the UK–Nass

This is not, repeat not, an argument about immigration per se, since in a sense it does not matter where people come from, and with their skill and their industry, immigrants add hugely to the economy.

This is a straightforward question of population, and the eventual size of the human race.

All the evidence shows that we can help reduce population growth, and world poverty, by promoting literacy and female emancipation and access to birth control. Isn’t it time politicians stopped being so timid, and started talking about the real number one issue?


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DocJ
DocJ
1 year ago

Reading the replies to this piece is frightening to say the least.

Dr Chris King
Dr Chris King
1 year ago

I'm no fan of Boris the Boor, but he does have a point. There are too many humans on this planet. How we address that alarming fact will most assuredly vary in direction and detail, but it must surely be open to discussion.

WaffleStaffel
WaffleStaffel
1 year ago

Dr Chris King, I'm just curious, do you base this statement on data, or is it a personal opinion? If it's based on hard facts, perhaps you'd be willing to share the sources and make your argument that the world is in fact overpopulated, and to what degree. Whether it's based on some kind of arguable fact, or on your own personal assessment, should "population control" be a strictly voluntary solution with informed consent, or should there be a group of people who make these decisions for everyone else? Would you be willing to volunteer yourself or your family for sterilization?

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