The Foreign Secretary is well known for his outlandish comments and rogue gaffes - but what are his best quotes?
On why we should vote Conservative
“Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3.” This is one of BoJo's racier gaffes - and of course led to allegations of sexism. Neither of his claims have been proven.
“It’s wonderful to be here in Manchester, one of the few great British cities I have yet to insult.” Boris was criticised for insulting words towards Liverpool and Liverpudlians. Boris has not since insulted Manchester.
On using a mobile whilst driving
“I don’t believe that is necessarily any more dangerous than the many other risky things that people do with their free hands while driving—nose-picking, reading the paper, studying the A-Z, beating the children, and so on.” Dodgy ground, and kind of missing the point - this was another of Boris' more outlandish comments, that earned him both hilarity and ridicule. It really is incredible that he has managed to remain more or less unblemished.
On Tony Blair
“He is a mixture of Harry Houdini and a greased piglet. He is barely human in his elusiveness. Nailing Blair is like trying to pin jelly to a wall.” One of the more strongly worded cross-floor attacks during Blair's time as Prime Minister.
Love him or loathe him? No matter which camp you sit in, it's hard to deny that Boris Johnson is one of the more entertaining politicians of our age.
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