Quotes about Boris Johnson

After more than four years as mayor, he has yet to prove himself in action, let alone as a contender to be prime minister

Boris Johnson is unparalleled in politics in terms of self-promotion and even occasionally cheering us up. He is hugely clever and politically astute. But after more than four years as mayor, he has yet to prove himself in action, let alone as a contender to be prime minister.

5 August 2012 – Sonia Purnell, Johnson’s biographer and his former deputy in the Daily Telegraph’s Brussels bureau