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129,352. My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive. (Johnson & Prime Minister) Boris Johnson, interview US television, cited Daily Telegraph 16 July 2007
129,353. My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters. (Johnson & Disaster & Opportunity) Boris Johnson, cited Daily Telegraph 2 December 2004
129,354. The dreadful truth is that when people come to see their MP they have run out of better ideas. Boris Johnson
129,355. Well, er, pfft, um, it’s a good question, but er, I, I, I would, you know, I don’t, obviously, it’s an embarrassing but, but true that, um, er, it is obviously, possible, er, how should I put this, to make more money, er, by not being a full-time politician. Um, I don’t, I don’t want to put too finer point on it, er, but, you know, you have to, you have to, you have to, make sacrifices sometimes. Boris Johnson
129,356. Some readers will no doubt say that a devil is inside me; and though my faith is a bit like Magic FM in the Chilterns, in that the signal comes and goes, I can only hope that isn't so. Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph 4 March 2004
129,357. I think I was once given cocaine but I sneezed so it didn’t go up my nose. In fact, it may have been icing sugar. (Johnson & Cocaine) Boris Johnson, Evening Standard 17 October 2004
129,361. I have not had an affair with Petronella. It is complete balderdash. It is an inverted pyramid of piffle. It is all completely untrue and ludicrous conjecture. I am amazed people can write this drivel. (Johnson & Affair) Boris Johnson, cited Simon Walters, Mail on Sunday 7 November 2004, ‘Boris, Petsy and a ‘Pyramid of Piffle’
120,692. Scandal of Brexit is not that we’ve failed, but that we have not tried. (Brexit & Johnson) Boris Johnson
119,674. That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt. (Brexit & Dream & Johnson) Boris Johnson, resignation letter
129,366. I would go further and say that it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes. Boris Johnson, cited Daily Telegraph 5th August 2018
129,358. Boris has wanted to be prime minister ever since I first knew him. Max Hastings
129,359. He is unfit for public office because it seems he cares for no interest save his own fame and gratification Max Hastings, cited The Guardian 24 June 2019
129,360. Johnson would not recognise truth, whether about his private or political life, if confronted by it in an identity parade. ibid.
129,362. He wanted to be top dog and he managed it pretty much. The Invention of Boris Johnson, Channel 4 2019, woman
129,363. Boris is his creation. ibid.
129,364. I was the Brussels correspondent [Telegraph] for about five years. ibid. Boris
129,365. Quite the most hopelessly irresponsible Foreign Secretary I have ever known from any party. ibid. Kenneth Clarke
129,562. He’s one of Britain’s most controversial and colourful politicians. His career has often flirted with oblivion. Johnson’s adversaries say he’s disorganised, questioning his seriousness and his sincerity. Allies say judge him on past performance. Boris Johnson: Fit to be Prime Minister? Channel 4 2019
129,563. Donald Trump likes Brexit, but the thin-skinned president elect knows ‘that blond guy’ as he calls Boris Johnson has publicly attacked him in the past. ibid.
68,285. Boris Johnson loves playing games ... Boris Johnson is a formidable and unorthodox competitor. (Conservative & Johnson) Boris Johnson: The Irresistible Rise, BBC 2013
68,286. The Eton- and Oxford-educated mayor of London has routinely broken the conventional rules of politics. (Conservative & Johnson) ibid.
68,287. The tape was a recording of Guppy telephoning to ask Johnson to find the home address of an inquisitive journalist whom Guppy wanted to scare off. (Conservative & Johnson) ibid.
68,288. Cameron excluded Johnson from his inner circle. (Conservative & Johnson) ibid.
68,289. Johnson once more beat Livingstone. (Conservative & Johnson) ibid.
128,429. I’ve never seen a campaign like it in forty years of reporting politics. The frontrunner Boris Johnson successful as a mayor, less so as a minister. And his rival Jeremy Hunt, the former health secretary who took on the junion doctors. (Prime Minister & Conservative & Johnson) Panorama: The Race for Number Ten, BBC 2019, Jon Pienaar
128,430. Friends and enemies call him [Boris Johnson] irrepressible for a reason. (Prime Minister & Conservatives & Johnson) ibid.
128,431. He and Boris Johnson both come from privileged backgrounds. (Prime Minister & Conservatives & Johnson) ibid.
128,432. Brexit is the huge challenge facing the next prime minister. (Prime Minister & Conservatives & Johnson) ibid.
128,859. The race to lead the nation: who are the men who could shape the future of Britain? And who has a plan to fix Brexit? … We are in the grip of a battle for number 10 … whether Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will take the top job. (Prime Minister & Conservative & Johnson) Tonight: Who’s Our Next PM? ITV 2019