Quotes about Boris Johnson

Boris, having never really been a Brexiteer, had made a political calculation that he thought was an each-way bet

I think what had happened back then is that Boris, having never really been a Brexiteer, had made a political calculation that he thought was an each-way bet. That he could position himself as a pro-Brexit politician, which would have obvious benefits in the Conservative Party, but not suffer the consequences because the country would not have voted for it.

And what I read into that shock and awe on his face, among others, the day after the referendum is that this was not meant to happen. It was meant to be a sort of free hit. And instead suddenly he is there having delivered this, not least because of his immens political talents, but didn’t know how to see it through. And the real disappointment for a lot of people, even people like me who disagreed with him on Brexit, is that having done that, that he didn’t follow through. And that somebody as weird as Michael Gove in the views of most of the great unwashed British public out there could topple the great mighty Boris. And that is still something that is a mystery to people out there and raises questions about his political courage as well as integrity.

15 September 2018 – Guto Harri, Director of Communications for Boris Johnson’s mayoral administration