Quotes about Boris Johnson

There is no evidence, however, that he possesses substantive policies for any of these things, nor even that the thinks deeply about them

Johnson offers pledges on social levelling-up, global trade deals, resolution of the post-Brexit Irish threat, improving education, reforming the railways. There is no evidence, however, that he possesses substantive policies for any of these things, nor even that the thinks deeply about them. He merely persists with doing what he does best: telling every audience what it wants to hear, not least that he will not attack their pockets.

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