Boris Johnson says ‘I’m very fast at changing nappies’

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Boris Johnson has said he is “very fast” at changing nappies but he has admitted his wife Carrie “does far more” when it comes to sharing the workload of parenting.

Speaking to Mumsnet, the Prime Minister said he had changed “a lot of nappies recently” while attempting to balance his role with parenting duties.

Mrs Johnson gave birth to their first child, son Wilfred, in 2020 and then their daughter Romy in 2021.

“I think the more you put in, the more you get out,” he said.

“Carrie obviously does more than I do, I’m not going to conceal that fact from you. She does far, far more than I do. But I think if you really sat her down and interrogated her, she would admit I do quite a lot too.”

He added his favourite books to read to his son were Dr Seuss books and then began quoting The Cat In The Hat Comes Back.

“This was no time for play, this was no time for fun, this was no time for games, there was work to be done, which is our motto in Number 10. There’s work to be done,” he said.

Elsewhere during the interview, Mr Johnson came under fire for the partygate scandal following the publication of the Sue Gray report last week.

Asked whether he had considered resigning, he said it would not be “responsible” to do so when the country faces a cost of living crisis and a war in Ukraine.

“I think that on why am I still here, I’m still here because we’ve got huge pressures economically, we’ve got to get on, you know, we’ve got the biggest war in Europe for 80 years, and we’ve got a massive agenda to deliver which I was elected to deliver.”

He also defended his “miserable” lockdown birthday party in the Cabinet Office and said he was “surprised and taken aback” to receive a fine for attending the gathering in June 2020.

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