No integrity, no competence, shifty, and a lack of respect for other people. And maybe that is the most important thing of all. He’s the man with access to the nuclear codes, he’s the man who can put us in prison with new laws, who can take money away from us with new taxes, who can send our army to fight in new wars. And yet he has no respect for us and no integrity and no competence. How scary is that? I find it quite difficult to sleep at night and I think we all should, frankly.
26 January 2022 – Sonia Purnell, Johnson’s biographer and his former deputy in the Daily Telegraph’s Brussels bureau