Quotes about Boris Johnson

He has borrowed from the Trump playbook a contempt for rules and precedents

Johnson’s license to address the nation at will, without facing tough scrutiny from a shamefully tame media that defers to the national emergency, confers a huge advantage upon him. He has borrowed from the Trump playbook a contempt for rules and precedents: if he has the power to adopt a course, to promote a favourite or ignore a hostile regulatory verdict, he uses it, judging that his base does not care.

24 May 2021 – Max Hastings, Johnson's editor at the Daily Telegraph, former editor at the London Evening Standard, and historian