Quotes about Boris Johnson

He is a fundamentally weak man, save in his personal ambition, who hates to be forced to make decisions

“To govern is to choose” has been a truism since the phrase was first attributed to Pierre Mendes-France in 1954, though it is probably a couple of millennia older. Johnson, however, has transformed that principle into “to govern is to fudge”. He is a fundamentally weak man, save in his personal ambition, who hates to be forced to make decisions.

24 May 2021 – Max Hastings, Johnson's editor at the Daily Telegraph, former editor at the London Evening Standard, and historian