Incredible Boris Johnson Quotes

“My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.”

“Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff.”

‘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.’ – On using cocaine, 2005

‘No doubt the AK47s will fall silent, and the pangas will stop their hacking of human flesh, and the tribal warriors will all break out in watermelon smiles to see the big white chief touch down in his big white British taxpayer-funded bird. What a relief it must be for Blair to get out of England. It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies.’ – On the Commonwealth, 2002

Johnson’s slow and incredibly public rise to the UK political top spot has, from the off, not been without criticism as his past repeatedly comes back to haunt him. Whether it’s the casually racist phrases he’s used when speaking about minorities, to moments where he’s been caught in the midst of a barefaced lie, it’s safe to say that whenever the PM opens his mouth things are eventful.

AMBITIOUS BORIS1. “My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.”2. “Will I throw my hat into the ring? It depends on what kind of ring it is and what kind of hat I have in my hand.”3. “If the ball came loose from the back of the scrum, which it won’t of course, would be a great, great thing to have a crack at.”4. “I’m somewhere in the front forwards, and it’s a set-piece scrum, and we’re driving for the line, and the ball’s at our feet, and the enemy is wheeling – desperately, pathetically, breaking the rules of the game – and we’re…

‘The continent may be a blot, but it is not a blot upon our conscience. The problem is not that we were once in charge, but that we are not in charge any more.’ – On Africa, 2002

In the former he moans that the children of a single mother are “ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate”, and bemoans “the single mother’s desire to procreate independently of men.” In the latter article when speaking of young people he claims they have an “almost Nigerian interest in money and gadgets of all kinds.”

“There is no point in wasting any more moral or mental energy in being jealous of the very rich. They are no happier than anyone else; they just have more money. We shouldn’t bother ourselves about why they want all this money, or why it is nicer to have a bath with gold taps. How does it hurt me, with my 20-year-old Toyota, if somebody else has a swish Mercedes? We both get stuck in the same traffic.”

“First they make us pay in our taxes for Greek olive groves, many of which probably don’t exist. Then they say we can’t dip our bread in olive oil in restaurants. We didn’t join the Common Market – betraying the New Zealanders and their butter – in order to be told when, where and how we must eat the olive oil we have been forced to subsidise.”

‘I don’t see why people are so snooty about Channel 5. It has some respectable documentaries about the Second World War. It also devotes considerable airtime to investigations into lap dancing, and other related and vital subjects.’ – On television, 2002

‘No doubt the AK47s will fall silent, and the pangas will stop their hacking of human flesh, and the tribal warriors will all break out in watermelon smiles to see the big white chief touch down in his big white British taxpayer-funded bird. What a relief it must be for Blair to get out of England. It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies.’ – On the Commonwealth, 2002

“First they make us pay in our taxes for Greek olive groves, many of which probably don’t exist. Then they say we can’t dip our bread in olive oil in restaurants. We didn’t join the Common Market – betraying the New Zealanders and their butter – in order to be told when, where and how we must eat the olive oil we have been forced to subsidise.”

“My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.”

Johnson’s slow and incredibly public rise to the UK political top spot has, from the off, not been without criticism as his past repeatedly comes back to haunt him. Whether it’s the casually racist phrases he’s used when speaking about minorities, to moments where he’s been caught in the midst of a barefaced lie, it’s safe to say that whenever the PM opens his mouth things are eventful.

In the former he moans that the children of a single mother are “ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate”, and bemoans “the single mother’s desire to procreate independently of men.” In the latter article when speaking of young people he claims they have an “almost Nigerian interest in money and gadgets of all kinds.”

“Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff.”

AMBITIOUS BORIS1. “My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.”2. “Will I throw my hat into the ring? It depends on what kind of ring it is and what kind of hat I have in my hand.”3. “If the ball came loose from the back of the scrum, which it won’t of course, would be a great, great thing to have a crack at.”4. “I’m somewhere in the front forwards, and it’s a set-piece scrum, and we’re driving for the line, and the ball’s at our feet, and the enemy is wheeling – desperately, pathetically, breaking the rules of the game – and we’re…

‘The continent may be a blot, but it is not a blot upon our conscience. The problem is not that we were once in charge, but that we are not in charge any more.’ – On Africa, 2002

‘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.’ – On using cocaine, 2005

‘I don’t see why people are so snooty about Channel 5. It has some respectable documentaries about the Second World War. It also devotes considerable airtime to investigations into lap dancing, and other related and vital subjects.’ – On television, 2002

“There is no point in wasting any more moral or mental energy in being jealous of the very rich. They are no happier than anyone else; they just have more money. We shouldn’t bother ourselves about why they want all this money, or why it is nicer to have a bath with gold taps. How does it hurt me, with my 20-year-old Toyota, if somebody else has a swish Mercedes? We both get stuck in the same traffic.”

‘I don’t see why people are so snooty about Channel 5. It has some respectable documentaries about the Second World War. It also devotes considerable airtime to investigations into lap dancing, and other related and vital subjects.’ – On television, 2002

‘No doubt the AK47s will fall silent, and the pangas will stop their hacking of human flesh, and the tribal warriors will all break out in watermelon smiles to see the big white chief touch down in his big white British taxpayer-funded bird. What a relief it must be for Blair to get out of England. It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies.’ – On the Commonwealth, 2002

“Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff.”

 

‘The continent may be a blot, but it is not a blot upon our conscience. The problem is not that we were once in charge, but that we are not in charge any more.’ – On Africa, 2002

“There is no point in wasting any more moral or mental energy in being jealous of the very rich. They are no happier than anyone else; they just have more money. We shouldn’t bother ourselves about why they want all this money, or why it is nicer to have a bath with gold taps. How does it hurt me, with my 20-year-old Toyota, if somebody else has a swish Mercedes? We both get stuck in the same traffic.”

‘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.’ – On using cocaine, 2005

AMBITIOUS BORIS1. “My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.”2. “Will I throw my hat into the ring? It depends on what kind of ring it is and what kind of hat I have in my hand.”3. “If the ball came loose from the back of the scrum, which it won’t of course, would be a great, great thing to have a crack at.”4. “I’m somewhere in the front forwards, and it’s a set-piece scrum, and we’re driving for the line, and the ball’s at our feet, and the enemy is wheeling – desperately, pathetically, breaking the rules of the game – and we’re…

“My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.”

In the former he moans that the children of a single mother are “ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate”, and bemoans “the single mother’s desire to procreate independently of men.” In the latter article when speaking of young people he claims they have an “almost Nigerian interest in money and gadgets of all kinds.”

Johnson’s slow and incredibly public rise to the UK political top spot has, from the off, not been without criticism as his past repeatedly comes back to haunt him. Whether it’s the casually racist phrases he’s used when speaking about minorities, to moments where he’s been caught in the midst of a barefaced lie, it’s safe to say that whenever the PM opens his mouth things are eventful.

“First they make us pay in our taxes for Greek olive groves, many of which probably don’t exist. Then they say we can’t dip our bread in olive oil in restaurants. We didn’t join the Common Market – betraying the New Zealanders and their butter – in order to be told when, where and how we must eat the olive oil we have been forced to subsidise.”

“My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.”.

“There is no point in wasting any more moral or mental energy in being jealous of the very rich. They are no happier than anyone else; they just have more money. We shouldn’t bother ourselves about why they want all this money, or why it is nicer to have a bath with gold taps. How does it hurt me, with my 20-year-old Toyota, if somebody else has a swish Mercedes? We both get stuck in the same traffic.”.

“Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff.”.

“First they make us pay in our taxes for Greek olive groves, many of which probably don’t exist. Then they say we can’t dip our bread in olive oil in restaurants. We didn’t join the Common Market – betraying the New Zealanders and their butter – in order to be told when, where and how we must eat the olive oil we have been forced to subsidise.”.

Johnson’s slow and incredibly public rise to the UK political top spot has, from the off, not been without criticism as his past repeatedly comes back to haunt him. Whether it’s the casually racist phrases he’s used when speaking about minorities, to moments where he’s been caught in the midst of a barefaced lie, it’s safe to say that whenever the PM opens his mouth things are eventful.

In the former he moans that the children of a single mother are “ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate”, and bemoans “the single mother’s desire to procreate independently of men.” In the latter article when speaking of young people he claims they have an “almost Nigerian interest in money and gadgets of all kinds.”.

‘The continent may be a blot, but it is not a blot upon our conscience. The problem is not that we were once in charge, but that we are not in charge any more.’ – On Africa, 2002.

‘I don’t see why people are so snooty about Channel 5. It has some respectable documentaries about the Second World War. It also devotes considerable airtime to investigations into lap dancing, and other related and vital subjects.’ – On television, 2002.

‘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.’ – On using cocaine, 2005.

‘No doubt the AK47s will fall silent, and the pangas will stop their hacking of human flesh, and the tribal warriors will all break out in watermelon smiles to see the big white chief touch down in his big white British taxpayer-funded bird. What a relief it must be for Blair to get out of England. It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies.’ – On the Commonwealth, 2002.

“My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.”2. “Will I throw my hat into the ring? It depends on what kind of ring it is and what kind of hat I have in my hand.”3. “If the ball came loose from the back of the scrum, which it won’t of course, would be a great, great thing to have a crack at.”4. “I’m somewhere in the front forwards, and it’s a set-piece scrum, and we’re driving for the line, and the ball’s at our feet, and the enemy is wheeling – desperately, pathetically, breaking the rules of the game – and we’re….

“My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.”2. “Will I throw my hat into the ring? It depends on what kind of ring it is and what kind of hat I have in my hand.”3. “If the ball came loose from the back of the scrum, which it won’t of course, would be a great, great thing to have a crack at.”4. “I’m somewhere in the front forwards, and it’s a set-piece scrum, and we’re driving for the line, and the ball’s at our feet, and the enemy is wheeling – desperately, pathetically, breaking the rules of the game – and we’re… Want to read more?Subscribe now and get unlimited digital access on web and our smartphone and tablet apps, free for your first month.Start your free trial Donald TrumpGlobal politicsUS politicsLabour PartyDavid CameronYou are currently logged outGet one month’s free unlimited accessUnlock quality journalism on the topics that you decide matter most.Start your trialKeep up to date using Android and iOS apps for Smartphone and TabletGet The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access.Start your free trialAlready a member? Log in.

According to Tell Mama, a group that monitors anti-Muslim incidents, there is a “direct link” between his words and the recent attacks on Muslim women. No attacks of this nature occurred the week prior to his column.

Muslim women, in particular, are vulnerable as the targets of the majority of Islamophobic attacks in the UK. According to Tell Mama, six out of ten victims of Islamophobia in 2017 were women. Palling around with Steve Bannon .

Bannon said in 2015 that “most people in the Middle East, at least 50 per cent, believe in being sharia-compliant. If you’re sharia-compliant or want to impose sharia law, the United States is the wrong place for you.”.

Bannon has also called Islam “the most radical religion in the world”, declaring that Muslims have created “a fifth column here in the United States”. His worldview is that of a clash of civilisations, with the “Judeo-Christian West” caught in a “global existential war” against “Islamic fascism”. Bannon’s stated aim was to establish The Movement, to export US extremism to Europe by uniting and supporting far-right parties and groups. Writing a poem about the Turkish President having sex with a goat .

Johnson compared the EU to Hitler during the EU referendum campaign. “Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically,” he told the Telegraph of the project of European unification. “The EU is an attempt to do this by different methods.” 13. Calling gay men “tank-topped bumboys”.

In a 1998 Telegraph column uncovered by Business Insider, Johnson wrote that Peter Mandelson’s resignation from the Labour government saw “tank-topped bumboys blub” in “the Ministry of Sound” nightclub, and “the soft-lit Soho drinking clubs frequented by Mandy and his pals”, adding that the “lipstick” would come away from Tony Blair’s government. Comparing gay marriage to bestiality.

In 2001, Johnson wrote in his book Friends, Voters, Countrymen that “if gay marriage was OK – and I was uncertain on the issue – then I saw no reason in principle why a union should not be consecrated between three men, as well as two men, or indeed three men and a dog”. Criticising the “appalling agenda” of “teaching homosexuality in schools”.

Writing for the Spectator in 2000, Johnson attacked the then Labour government for an “appalling agenda, encouraging the teaching of homosexuality in schools, and all the rest of it”. Declaring that voting Tory will give your wife “bigger breasts”.

In 2005, while campaigning to be re-elected as Conservative MP for Henley, he told residents that “voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts”. Saying Malaysian women go to university to “find men to marry”.

“Just pat her on the bottom and send her on her way,” Johnson said of the Spectator’s then publisher Kimberly Quinn, in a 2005 farewell piece giving advice to his successor. Suggesting the best way of honouring the memory of the murdered MP Jo Cox is to get Brexit done.

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He said: “Almost every dollar of Western aid seems tied to some programme of female emancipation — stamping out clitorectomy, polygamy, bride-price, or whatever. And while some readers may feel vaguely that the African male should not be stampeded into abandoning his ancient prerogatives, one cannot doubt the care — bordering on obsession — with which Western workers pursue their ends.”.

In a column published in the Daily Telegraph in 2002, Mr Johnson mocked the then Prime Minister Tony Blair ‘s globe-trotting: “What a relief it must be for Blair to get out of England. It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies,” he wrote. It also mentioned “watermelon smiles”.

Facing an angry House of Commons last night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made no mention of the resignation so many have called for. He focused on Brexit, and laid the blame for the deadlock at the foot of the opposition. Mr Johnson stood firm on his aim of taking the UK out of the EU on October 31, but challenged the opposition to call a motion of no confidence or allow a general election. The key take from his statement is, essentially: Either topple me, or let me deliver Brexit.

“Most people… regardless of how they voted three years ago, think the referendum must be respected. They want Brexit done. I want Brexit done. And people want us out on October 31. With a new deal if possible, but without one if necessary.”.

“It’s not just that this Parliament is gridlocked, paralysed and refusing to deliver on the priorities of the people. It’s not just unable to move forward, it’s worse than that. Out of sheer selfishness and political cowardice, members opposite are unwilling to move aside and give the people a say…and worst of all, they seek ever more elaborate legal and elaborate political manoeuvres, absolutely to determined to say, ‘we know best’, and thumb their noses at the 17.4 million people who voted to leave the European Union.”.

“If in fact, the party opposite does not have confidence in the Government…they have until the House rises today to table a motion of no confidence in the Government. And we can have that vote tomorrow. Or if any of the smaller parties fancy a go, they can table that option and we’ll give you that time for a vote. Will they have the courage to act, or will they refuse to take responsibility and do nothing but dither and delay?”.

Brexit on October 31 is still the plan“Most people… regardless of how they voted three years ago, think the referendum must be respected. They want Brexit done. I want Brexit done. And people want us out on October 31. With a new deal if possible, but without one if necessary.”2. A new deal is on the cards“64 days ago, I was told that Brussels would never reopen the withdrawal agreement. We are now discussing a reopened withdrawal agreement in the negotiations. I was told that Brussels would never consider alternatives to the backstop…we are now discussing those alternatives in the negotiations. I was told Brussels would never consider arrangements that were not permanent. We are now discussing an arrangement that works in the principle of consent and is not permanent. I was told there was no chance of a new deal. But we are discussing a new deal.”.

The Supreme Court was, respectfully, wrong“Despite the fact that I followed the exact same process as my predecessors in calling a Queen’s speech, the Supreme Court was asked to intervene in this process for the first time ever, and it is absolutely no disrespect to the judiciary to say I think the court was wrong to pronounce on what is essentially a political question at a time of great national controversy.”4. Parliament is betraying the people“It’s not just that this Parliament is gridlocked, paralysed and refusing to deliver on the priorities of the people. It’s not just unable to move forward, it’s worse than that. Out of sheer selfishness and political cowardice, members opposite are unwilling to move aside and give the people a say…and worst of all, they seek ever more elaborate legal and elaborate political manoeuvres, absolutely to determined to say, ‘we know best’, and thumb their noses at the 17.4 million people who voted to leave the European Union.”.

Table a motion of no-confidence, Corbyn“If in fact, the party opposite does not have confidence in the Government…they have until the House rises today to table a motion of no confidence in the Government. And we can have that vote tomorrow. Or if any of the smaller parties fancy a go, they can table that option and we’ll give you that time for a vote. Will they have the courage to act, or will they refuse to take responsibility and do nothing but dither and delay?”6. Step aside, or try to topple me“I say, it is time to get Brexit done…It’s time for this Parliament, finally, to take responsibility for its decisions…this Parliament must either stand aside and get Brexit done, or bring a vote of confidence and finally face the day of reckoning with the voters.”.

My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive. Boris Johnson Good Finding Being Mars If we get outside the EU, if we leave the EU system, we will be relieved of a huge amount of unnecessary regulation that is holding this country back. We will be able to set our own priorities, make our own laws and set our own tax policies to suit the needs of this country. We have a huge opportunity also to make people’s votes count for more. Boris Johnson People Opportunity Country Priorities It is easy to make promises – it is hard work to keep them. Boris Johnson Work Hard Work Promises Easy I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis. Boris Johnson Chance Finding Being Prime Minister There is absolutely no one, apart from yourself, who can prevent you, in the middle of the night, from sneaking down to tidy up the edges of that hunk of cheese at the back of the fridge. Boris Johnson You Yourself Night Down I think people have a legitimate right to minimise their tax obligations if they can, but they should pay their fair whack. I do think it’s important to be transparent. Boris Johnson People Think Important Right It is possible to have a pretty good life and career being a leech and a parasite in the media world, gadding about from TV studio to TV studio, writing inconsequential pieces and having a good time. But in the end you have a great sense of personal dissatisfaction. Boris Johnson Life Good Time You My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it. Boris Johnson Birthday Cake Eating Policy Having My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters. Boris Johnson Myself Friends Fresh Opportunities There’s an idea that London is a planet on its own: that it’s starting to diverge from the rest of the solar system. We need to combat that. Boris Johnson Rest Own Need London Top 10 Boris Johnson Quotes View the list The beauty and riddle in studying the motives of any politician is in trying to decide what is idealism and what is self-interest, and often we are left to conclude that the answer is a mixture of the two. Boris Johnson Beauty Studying Trying Answer I just find it absolutely bizarre that we are being lectured by the Americans about giving up our sovereignty and giving up control when the Americans won’t even sign up to the international convention on the law of the seas, let alone the International Criminal Court. Boris Johnson Alone Law Control Giving Sometimes I can think of so many ways of expressing myself that I feel I’m an old typewriter, and too many keys come forward at once – and I get jammed. Boris Johnson Myself Feel Sometimes Think My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg. Boris Johnson Moment Style Friends Authority Obama’s extraordinary political skills suggest he is more than capable of rising above any personal historical grudges he may have inherited. Boris Johnson Political Personal Historical More I lead a life of blameless domesticity and always have done. Boris Johnson Life Done Always Lead What I worry about is that people are losing confidence, losing energy, losing enthusiasm, and there’s a real opportunity to get them into work. Boris Johnson Work Confidence People Opportunity I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest. Boris Johnson I Am Out Self-Interest Cynical What I really think about Banksy is I think he’s a genius; he’s a great artist, and I like his stuff. But he’s got to accept it if, from time to time, someone will need to paint over his work. Boris Johnson Work Time Great Think I have more in common with a three-toed sloth or a one-eyed pterodactyl or a Kalamata olive than I have with Winston Churchill. Boris Johnson More Than Olive Sloth We cannot turn our backs on Europe. We are part of Europe. Boris Johnson Turn Cannot Europe Our Never in my life did I think I would be congratulated by Mick Jagger for achieving anything. Boris Johnson Life My Life Think Never So I’m definitely in favour of stimulating the dynamic wealth creation sectors of the economy. Boris Johnson Wealth Creation Economy Favour But if people want to swim in the Thames, if they want to take their lives into their own hands, then they should be able to do so with all the freedom and exhilaration of our woad-painted ancestors. Boris Johnson Freedom People Hands Own I love swimming in rivers, and well remember once jumping in at Chiswick. Boris Johnson Love Swimming Remember Well The Lib Dems are not just empty. They are a void within a vacuum surrounded by a vast inanition. Boris Johnson Surrounded Empty Just Within.

If we get outside the EU, if we leave the EU system, we will be relieved of a huge amount of unnecessary regulation that is holding this country back. We will be able to set our own priorities, make our own laws and set our own tax policies to suit the needs of this country. We have a huge opportunity also to make people’s votes count for more. Boris Johnson People Opportunity Country Priorities.

If we get outside the EU, if we leave the EU system, we will be relieved of a huge amount of unnecessary regulation that is holding this country back. We will be able to set our own priorities, make our own laws and set our own tax policies to suit the needs of this country. We have a huge opportunity also to make people’s votes count for more.

It is possible to have a pretty good life and career being a leech and a parasite in the media world, gadding about from TV studio to TV studio, writing inconsequential pieces and having a good time. But in the end you have a great sense of personal dissatisfaction. Boris Johnson Life Good Time You.

It is possible to have a pretty good life and career being a leech and a parasite in the media world, gadding about from TV studio to TV studio, writing inconsequential pieces and having a good time. But in the end you have a great sense of personal dissatisfaction.

My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg. Boris Johnson Moment Style Friends Authority.

My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.

What I really think about Banksy is I think he’s a genius; he’s a great artist, and I like his stuff. But he’s got to accept it if, from time to time, someone will need to paint over his work. Boris Johnson Work Time Great Think.

What I really think about Banksy is I think he’s a genius; he’s a great artist, and I like his stuff. But he’s got to accept it if, from time to time, someone will need to paint over his work.

“The continent may be a blot, but it is not a blot upon our conscience. The problem is not that we were once in charge, but that we are not in charge any more.”.

Asked by Beth about his comments about single mums, the PM says you can always find words that “they can cull from the texts and twist them and distort them”.Here’s the full article, you can decide for yourself if the PM’s words have been taken out of context. #GE2019 pic.twitter.com/WiwhglSHR1.

Under the new plans, most immigrants will need a job offer to come to the UK to work. However, exceptions will be made for highly skilled scientists and people wanting to start a business in the UK.

Asked by Beth about his comments about single mums, the PM says you can always find words that “they can cull from the texts and twist them and distort them”.Here’s the full article, you can decide for yourself if the PM’s words have been taken out of context. #GE2019 pic.twitter.com/WiwhglSHR1— Rob Powell (@robpowellnews) November 29, 2019.

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“Once the fire is going well, you may find your eyes drifting to the lovely striped chesterfield across the room. Is it the right size, you wonder, for a snooze.

There was even more explicit homophobia. As Business Insider previously revealed, in a 1998 Telegraph column about Peter Mandelson’s resignation from the Labour government, Johnson said the announcement would lead to the blubbing of “tank-topped bumboys” in “the Ministry of Sound” nightclub, and “the soft-lit Soho drinking clubs frequented by Mandy and his pals.”.

“What a relief it must be for Blair to get out of England. It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies,” he wrote, referring to African people as having “watermelon smiles.”.

Boris Johnson, who has just been appointed as the UK’s new foreign secretary, has said several controversial things about Africa during his time as a journalist.He has defended the history of colonialism, saying that it would be best if African countries were still colonised, and has also used language to describe black people which many consider racist – for which he has apologised.Here is a selection of some of the quotes.

London Mayor Boris Johnson grew up with Winston Churchill. That is, his parents would often quote the British Bulldog around the house. So when Churchill’s estate asked Johnson to write a biography to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death, the mayor agreed. We spoke with Johnson about Churchill’s legacy and his new book, The Churchill Factor.

He would recite some of the famous lines from great wartime speeches. And I think it was my mother who used to tell us jokes about Churchill. You know, the famous one about when he’s in the lavatory and he’s told, someone comes to him and, the Lord Privy Seal has got a message for him. And he shouts out, ‘Tell the Lord Privy Seal that I’m sealed in the privy, and I can only deal with one shit at a time’…That turns out, to my amazement, to be true. Or at least partly true.

There are so many. His gift for language was so incredible…The great story about when the chief whip comes to tell him about some minister who’s disgraced himself on a park bench. Some Tory cabinet minister is caught on a park bench at 6 o’clock in the morning in February with a guardsman, which is a total disgrace. And obviously the party machine starts to think he’s got to resign and the news of this is brought to Churchill in his study in Chartwell. And he doesn’t turn around from his desk and the chief whip’s relating this unhappy event, and Churchill says after a long pause, “Do you mean to say that so and so was caught with a guardsman?” “Yes, prime minister.” “On a park bench?” “Yes.” “At 6 o’clock in the morning?” “Yeah, that’s right.” “In this weather?” “Yes, prime minster.” “By God, man, it makes you proud to be British.”.

That’s the trouble. I heard that one from his grandson, whether or not that’s a substantial source, I don’t know…When Bessie Braddock told him he was drunk, he certainly did say, “Well madam, you’re ugly, but I’ll be sober in the morning.” I’m afraid that is true, and very rude.

He loves reversing word orders…chiastics. So, “It’s not only the beginning of the end, but the end of the beginning.” Or, “I’m ready to meet my maker, whether or not my maker is ready to be meeting me.” Or, “I’ve taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.” “We shape our places and then they shape us.” He’s using the same device.

He was always thought to be a bit over the top until events themselves became a bit over the top. And there was only one man who could rise to the level of events, and that was Churchill, and he found the words that suited the time. And he did it by mixing up Latin and English words very brilliantly…He would swoop from the flowery Latinate words to the very short, punchy Anglo-Saxon words.

Thankfully, I had a lot of cooperation from the Churchill estate, from a brilliant guy called Allen Packwood, who runs the Churchill Archives Centre, and a wonderful, wonderful researcher called Warren Dockter. Dockter, as he’s notably called. Warren and I used to wander around. We’ve been around the battlefields of the First World War, we’ve been to the war rooms, we’ve been to painting studio. It’s just been incredible fun. I managed to carve out hours here and there in my job as mayor and it’s been fun just to walk around and share ideas with Warren.

The truth is, lots of journalists and politicians try pathetically to emulate , but all of us fall so very short. He casts a very long shadow over the whole thing…I’m a journalist of sorts and I’m a politician of sorts, but it’s nothing on the same scale as Churchill. He wrote huge numbers of books. He produced more than Shakespeare, more words than Dickens, and indeed more than both of them combined. He won a Nobel prize . He was the highest paid journalist of his time. So as a journalist he’s hard to match and as a politician, certainly. He was 64 years in House of Commons. He held virtually every great office of state. He was indispensable in winning the First World War, the Second World War.

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He quoted Colin Lucas, giving the colourful detail that the monarch “enjoyed a reign of dissolution with his catamite, Piers Gaveston” at the palace. Gaveston was indeed rumoured to have been the king’s lover – but was also beheaded in 1312, a dozen years before the palace was built.

The supposed quote about having “wiped out the national debt” is not in the pre-released draft of Mr Johnson’s conference speech. And we’ve reviewed subtitles of the speech itself, using Full Fact’s internal technology, which also show no mention of this claim.

Additionally, Googling the phrase “wiped out the national debt” returns the same few tweets and no evidence Mr Johnson has ever used those words. The quote has also been attributed to Mr Johnson in a Daily Express article, and we’ve asked the Express to amend this.

Since 2010/11 (when the Conservatives came back into office as part of the Coalition government) the deficit has fallen in all but one year, which in turn means that the national debt has continued to grow, but at a slower rate. Whether you consider this to mean the government has “tackled the debt and deficit” is a matter of interpretation.

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Claim Boris Johnson said his party has “wiped out the national debt”. Conclusion There is no evidence he said this. The Conservatives nearly doubled the debt from £950 billion to £1.8 trillion. Government debt currently stands at just below £1.8 trillion, which is 81% of GDP. In May 2010 when the Conservatives came to office, it was worth just over £1 trillion or 64% of GDP.

The Conservatives nearly doubled the debt from £950 billion to £1.8 trillion. Government debt currently stands at just below £1.8 trillion, which is 81% of GDP. In May 2010 when the Conservatives came to office, it was worth just over £1 trillion or 64% of GDP.

A Facebook post shared an image of a tweet, which claims that Boris Johnson “just said” that his party had “wiped out the national debt”. The tweet comments that “they nearly doubled it from £950b to £1.8tr”. Both the Facebook post and the tweet were from 2 October. The Facebook post has been shared over 650 times and the tweet several thousand times. The figures about the size of the UK’s debt are roughly correct. It stands at £1.8 trillion (81% of GDP) today compared to just over £1 trillion (64% of GDP) in May 2010. However, there’s no evidence that Mr Johnson actually said his party had wiped out the national debt. The tweet was posted after Boris Johnson’s speech at Conservative party conference last week. We also saw other very similar claims emerge on Twitter on the same day. The supposed quote about having “wiped out the national debt” is not in the pre-released draft of Mr Johnson’s conference speech. And we’ve reviewed subtitles of the speech itself, using Full Fact’s internal technology, which also show no mention of this claim. Boris Johnson did say “it was this Conservative government that tackled the debt and the deficit left by the last Labour government”. But this is not the same thing as saying the Conservatives have “wiped out the national debt”. In theory it’s possible that Mr Johnson made the claim somewhere other than during his keynote conference speech. But we’ve seen no evidence for that either. There are only a handful of tweets which report Mr Johnson as saying his party has “wiped out the national debt”, and none are from journalists who were at the conference. Additionally, Googling the phrase “wiped out the national debt” returns the same few tweets and no evidence Mr Johnson has ever used those words. The quote has also been attributed to Mr Johnson in a Daily Express article, and we’ve asked the Express to amend this. Since 2010 the debt has increased and the deficit has decreased Although the claim attributed to Mr Johnson seems to have been fabricated, it’s worth examining what he did say in more detail. He stated that “it was this Conservative government that tackled the debt and the deficit”. Government debt is the total amount of money the government owes from its borrowing over the years plus interest payments. The deficit is effectively how much the government has borrowed each year. Since 2010/11 (when the Conservatives came back into office as part of the Coalition government) the deficit has fallen in all but one year, which in turn means that the national debt has continued to grow, but at a slower rate. Whether you consider this to mean the government has “tackled the debt and deficit” is a matter of interpretation. We’ve looked at the numbers is more detail here. Was this page useful to you? Yes No Can you help protect this election from the influence of bad information? Support Full Fact This election, clear, accurate facts won’t always be a guarantee. False and harmful claims are spread every day by our public figures and media. Intentional or not, they have the power to shape the choices we make. We all deserve better than that. That’s why we’re fighting to keep this election more honest and accountable. And we can’t do it without you. In a fast-paced campaign, our supporters mean we can hold all candidates to the same three principles: get your facts right, back them up with evidence, and correct your mistakes. Just a small monthly donation keeps us scrutinising the most harmful false claims around the clock, and challenging the people who make them. If you, like us, don’t want your vote to be influenced by bad information, can you help out? Become a Full Fact supporter. By Joël Reland.

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