Without hesitation I would send him a letter of dismissal. Never has a prime minister wielded so much power, made so little effective use of it and been, and been seen, to be in quite such an indecent haste to blow his own trumpet.
I’ve been aware of 12 prime ministers in my lifetime, by a country mile Boris Johnson is the worst.
He is a narcissist, he doesn’t do the detail, he’s ritually dishonest – having a nodding acquaintance with the truth at best only in a leap year.
He is responsible for a catalogue of failures, he is the most inarticulate public speaker and prime minister I have ever known, he has no redeeming virtues, he has stayed there far too long.
It is time that he gave up office and beetled off into the distance, which would be an enormous relief, not just to this country and to the European continent but to the world.
14 February 2022 – John Bercow, Conservative MP from 1997 to 2019, former Speaker of the House of Commons