Boris Johnson's Greatest Hits
Boris Johnson was just named the UK Foreign Secretary. This is going to be awesome. He's like a Nigel Farage understudy.
Boris Johnson on . . .
“She’s got dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital . . . she represents, on the face of it, everything I came into politics to oppose: not just a general desire to raise taxes and nationalise things, but an all-round purse-lipped political correctness.”
“The only reason I wouldn’t go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.”
“Some said [his decision to move a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office] was a symbol of the part-Kenyan president’s ancestral dislike of the British empire.”
“Despite looking a bit like Dobby the House Elf, he is a ruthless and manipulative tyrant.”
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
“If somebody wants to make a joke about the love that flowers between the Turkish president and a goat, he should be able to do so, in any European country, including Turkey.”
“Everyone knows why Angela Merkel is so cynically and so desperately determined to appease the Turkish leader — or at least to do nothing to irritate him; and that is because in the next few weeks and months we could have another migration crisis in the eastern Mediterranean.”
“First they make us pay in our taxes for Greek olive groves, many of which probably don’t exist. Then they say we can’t dip our bread in olive oil in restaurants. We didn’t join the Common Market — betraying the New Zealanders and their butter — in order to be told when, where and how we must eat the olive oil we have been forced to subsidise.”