Quotes about Boris Johnson

I think that wavering MPs, when they saw the booing of the Prime Minister outside St Paul’s, they could see that he had actually become a liability rather than an asset

I wasn't surprised [about the outcome of the confidence vote].

I think that wavering MPs, when they saw the booing of the Prime Minister outside St Paul’s, they could see that he had actually become a liability rather than an asset in some ways.

I wasn't surprised, I do think it was at the worst end of expectations for him.

In all honesty I would rather he didn’t [carry on as prime minister]. I don’t see any contrition. He said 'we'll bash on'. That's not what we want to hear. Tax cuts one minute after we've just raised them, that's not going to help.

I do think it will be damaging [for the party] I think we won't have seen the end of it. I think there will be further challenges, and I know there's discussions about the practicalities of that, but where there's a will there's a way. There's the Privileges Committee he has to get through and then the by-elections.

I would hope he would be able to go with dignity. He’s a very talented person, he’s just in the wrong job I think.

7 June 2022 – Helena Morrissey, Baroness Morrissey of Chapel Green, Conservative member of the House of Lords since 2020