He has gained a reputation as a man who does not always tell the truth. Let me say at this point that Boris never sets out to lie. It is just that he will do anything to avoid an argument, which leads to a degree of duplicity. He will twiddle with his pencil or look at his feet rather than utter a word that would involve himself in an unpleasant confrontation.
26 March 2016 – Petronella Wyatt, journalist, author and former mistress of Boris Johnson