Quotes about Boris Johnson

Almost the only people who think Johnson a nice guy are those who do not know him

Johnson would not recognise truth, whether about his private or political life, if confronted by it in an identity parade. In a commonplace book the other day, I came across an observation made in 1750 by a contemporary savant, Bishop Berkeley: β€œIt is impossible that a man who is false to his friends and neighbours should be true to the public.” Almost the only people who think Johnson a nice guy are those who do not know him.

24 June 2019 – Max Hastings, Johnson's editor at the Daily Telegraph, former editor at the London Evening Standard, and historian