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Boris Johnson

Data de nascimento: 19. Junho 1964


Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson PC MP , é um político, historiador e jornalista britânico. Membro do partido Conservador, foi Secretário de Estado do Reino Unido para os Assuntos Externos e a Commonwealth britânica de 2016 a 2018.

Serve como Parlamentar na Câmara dos Comuns pelo círculo eleitoral de Uxbridge e South Ruislip desde 2015, antes para Henley entre 2001 e 2008. Foi também prefeito de Londres de 5 de maio de 2008 a 8 de maio de 2016.Johnson é uma das figuras políticas britânicas mais controversas dos últimos anos. Seus apoiadores indicam como pontos positivos sua personalidade, humor entretido e seu apelo popular que vai além da figura tradicional apresentada ao eleitor conservador. Contudo, ele também é muito criticado, por figuras da esquerda e da direita, como um elitista e fisiologista, acusado de desonestidade, preguiça e racismo. Johnson está bem presente na cultura popular britânica, sujeito a inúmeros livros e paródias.

Citações Boris Johnson

„The only thing they've got to do is clear the dead bodies away“

—  Boris Johnson
Context: There's a group of UK business people, wonderful guys who want to invest in. The only thing they've got to do is clear the dead bodies away and then they'll be there. Theresa May faces calls to sack Boris Johnson over Libya comments, in the Guardian; published October 4, 2017

„The President is a cross-eyed Texan warmonger, unelected, inarticulate, who epitomises the arrogance of American foreign policy.“

—  Boris Johnson
Unsigned editorial entitled "Infantile resentment" in The Spectator, 22 November 2003, p. 7. On George W. Bush.


„The Lib Dems are not just empty. They are a void within a vacuum surrounded by a vast inanition.“

—  Boris Johnson
"The least said about Lib Dems, the better", Daily Telegraph, 25 September 2003, p. 24.

„It was a stellar performance. I may as well give up now and make way for an older man.“

—  Boris Johnson
Hickey, The Express, 12 May 2004. On his father Stanley's appearance on Have I Got News For You.

„Old Man Howard, that Old Man Howard, he just keeps rolling, just keeps rolling.“

—  Boris Johnson
When asked by The Oxford Student whether he sees anyone amongst his younger colleagues who would one day replace Howard. Andrew Pierce, ""Boris on a roll"", The Times, 29 April 2005, p. 40.

„I don't see why he's any less of a candidate for the than Barack Obama.“

—  Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson: Why Trump could deserve Nobel Peace Prize (7 May 2018)


„The meat in the sausage has got to be Conservative“

—  Boris Johnson
BBC News Interview with Jeremy Paxman, BBC News, 7 May 2010 Johnson on the possibility of a coalition after the United Kingdom general election, May 2010. Johnson: Whatever type of Wall's sausage is contrived by this great experiment, the dominant ingredient has got to be conservatism. The meat in the sausage has got to be Conservative, I would say. With plenty of bread and other bits and pieces. Paxman: The question is whether it's a chipolata or a Cumberland sausage, I suppose, is it? Johnson: This is fantastic to listen to. Enough of this gastronomic metaphor! Paxman: You started it! Johnson: Well, I've had enough of it! Paxman: Haven't you got a city to run? Johnson: I have got a city to run and that's exactly the point! The government of London will carry on irrespective of the temporary difficulties in providing a national government. Thank you. Paxman: Bye bye, Boris!

„I forgot that to rely on a train, in Blair's Britain, is to engage in a crapshoot with the devil.“

—  Boris Johnson
"A horse is a safer bet than the trains", Daily Telegraph, 3 July 2003, p. 22.

„I can't remember what my line on drugs is. What's my line on drugs?“

—  Boris Johnson
"The Genelection Game", Sunday Mirror, 24 April 2005, p. 19. During the campaign trail of the 2005 general election.


„We are confident in our story and will be fighting this all the way. I am very sorry that Alastair Campbell has taken this decision but I can see that he got his tits in the wringer.“

—  Boris Johnson
Catherine Macleod, "Angry Blair takes on press", The Herald (Glasgow), 24 April 2002, p. 1. On Campbell's negative reply to the Spectator's report that the Government had influence the Queen Mother's funeral arrangements.

„I advise you all very strongly - go for a run, get some exercise, and have a beautiful day.“

—  Boris Johnson
Valentine Low, "Shiver me timbers Boris", Evening Standard, 15 November 2004, p. 3. Cornered by reporters asking about his affair after a morning run.

„In 1904, 20 per cent of journeys were made by bicycle in London. I want to see a figure like that again. If you can't turn the clock back to 1904, what's the point of being a Conservative?“

—  Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson on South Bank for Barclays Cycle Hire launch, London SE1, 30 July 2010 Said during the official launch of the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme.

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