Quotes about Boris Johnson

I travel abroad a lot for work and it depresses me beyond words to hear what people now think about us. And that’s down to him

He’ll be very disappointed. He’ll think ‘I was the Prime Minister who got us out of Europe’, although actually I think he really wished that he hadn’t. He will be in the history books for that reason, and I think probably in twenty year’s time, ten year’s time, people will say ‘what the hell was everyone thinking about doing that’, but anyway he has done that.

But I think otherwise history will be very harsh on him. Look at the mess the country is in, so divided, depressed, schools in a state, hospitals in a state, transport in a state, the economy in a state. We’ve never probably been as divided as we are now. The amount of hatred and anger out there and he’s presided over all of this. The complete collapse of standards in public life, so that lying is now almost expected. That wasn’t the case not that long ago.

And look how our once great country has completely fallen. I travel abroad a lot for work and it depresses me beyond words to hear what people now think about us. And that’s down to him.

26 January 2022 – Sonia Purnell, Johnson’s biographer and his former deputy in the Daily Telegraph’s Brussels bureau