Quotes about Boris Johnson

The evidence tells us that he certainly didn't respect either of his wives in the way that he carried on with all those other women

In terms of Boris Johnson's wider relationship with women - does he respect women - well look, I used to be his deputy. In Brussels we were reporting on the EU together. He certainly didn't treat me with respect at all, I can cheerfully say that.

Maybe he has changed but I don't think so. The evidence tells us that he certainly didn't respect either of his wives in the way that he carried on with all those other women. He didn't respect those mistresses either, it would seem, he often betrayed them as well.

So if you look at that - and you look at what he's written, he used to do a motoring column for GQ and used to make all sorts of really, the most appalling so-called jokes about gearsticks and things, pretty shocking.

And said that women only went to university to find husbands - that was a bit more recent - so, not a good track record.

1 October 2019 – Sonia Purnell, Johnson’s biographer and his former deputy in the Daily Telegraph’s Brussels bureau