Quotes about Boris Johnson

Can he be trusted to meet the standards that we expect from our prime ministers? We all know the answers to those questions

The essential question with Boris Johnson is one of trust. Can he be trusted to comply with the same laws that apply to the rest of us? Can he be trusted to tell the truth? Can he be trusted to meet the standards that we expect from our prime ministers? We all know the answers to those questions. Tolerating him makes Conservative MPs complicit.

These are not small matters. Successful countries – particularly in a crisis – depend upon trust; public trust in our leaders and our institutions; international trust in our reliability as allies. Johnson’s premiership corrodes that trust. It should be ended.

27 January 2022 – David Gauke, Conservative MP from 2005 to 2019, former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Secretary of State for Justice