No evidence Boris Johnson said he wanted to “lop the heads off of smelly peasants”25 February 2021What was claimed Boris Johnson said he wishes he’d been born in the middle ages when he could behead peasants and have sex with a “stable boy”. Our verdict There is no evidence Boris Johnson said this. A Facebook post with almost 1,500 shares shows an alleged quote made by Boris Johnson in May 2015 saying: “I have to be honest here. I’d be much happier living in the middle ages, lopping the heads off of smelly peasants and then giving the stable boy a jolly good buggering.”There is no evidence to suggest he has ever made this statement. A search of this quote yields no results from any of the newspapers and publications that Boris Johnson has worked for.