Quotes about Boris Johnson

I shared the view of more important people, that indiscipline made him ill-suited to office

When Boris first revealed political ambitions, I strove to deter him. I said that he could become one of the star journalists of his generation. As he had no money, why sacrifice a great career to fool about in Parliament? I shared the view of more important people, that indiscipline made him ill-suited to office. Yet his passion for politics was incurable. Not long after I left the Telegraph, he became MP for Henley. The rest has been headlines all the way.

30 March 2008 – Max Hastings, Johnson's editor at the Daily Telegraph, former editor at the London Evening Standard, and historian