Interviewed by The Sunday Times, Boris Johnson suggested that romance would bloom across the nation after Brexit was done, and added: “There was a (baby boom) after the Olympics, as I prophesied in a speech in 2012. It was quite amazing. There was a big baby boom.”
In 2012, the year of the Olympics and Johnson’s speech, there were 730,000 births in England and Wales. In 2013, when the results of Olympic-inspired coition appeared, there were only 699,000. The year-on-year fall of over 4 percent was actually the greatest in 38 years.
The prime minister’s claim is another example of his complete indifference to the truth.