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Boris Johnson

Geburtstag: 19. Juni 1964

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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ist ein britischer Publizist und Politiker der Conservative Party. Von 1999 bis Dezember 2005 war Johnson Herausgeber des konservativen Nachrichtenmagazins The Spectator. Seit 2015 vertritt er den Wahlkreis Uxbridge and South Ruislip im Westen Greater Londons im Unterhaus, dem er von 2001 bis 2008 bereits für Henley angehört hatte. Von Mai 2008 bis Mai 2016 war er Londoner Bürgermeister, von Juli 2016 bis Juli 2018 britischer Außenminister.

Johnson führte die Kampagne der Befürworter eines EU-Austritts des Vereinigten Königreichs vor dem Referendum am 23. Juni 2016 an und galt damals als einer der Favoriten für die Nachfolge des Premiers David Cameron.

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

—  Boris Johnson
2017, 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 https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/03/sirte-can-become-a-holiday-destination-if-it-clears-the-dead-bodies-says-johnson, in the Guardian; published October 4, 2017

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

—  Boris Johnson
2000s, 2005, "The Genelection Game", Sunday Mirror, 24 April 2005, p. 19. During the campaign trail of the 2005 general election.

„If we left the EU, we would end this sterile debate, and we would have to recognise that most of our problems are not caused by “Bwussels”, but by chronic British short-termism, inadequate management, sloth, low skills, a culture of easy gratification and underinvestment in both human and physical capital and infrastructure.“

—  Boris Johnson
2010s, 2013, Telegraph article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10052646/Quitting-the-EU-wont-solve-our-problems-says-Boris-Johnson.html (12 May 2013) Peking university, Beijing (14 October 2013) Joint speech to students http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/oct/14/boris-johnson-charm-offensive-china

„I have not had an affair with Petronella. It is complete balderdash. It is an inverted pyramid of piffle. It is all completely untrue and ludicrous conjecture. I am amazed people can write this drivel.“

—  Boris Johnson
2000s, 2004, Simon Walters, "Boris, Petsy and a 'pyramid of piffle'", Mail on Sunday, 7 November 2004, p. 7. Denying accusations of his having an affair with Petronella Wyatt.

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

—  Boris Johnson
2000s, 2004, Valentine Low, "Shiver me timbers Boris", Evening Standard, 15 November 2004, p. 3. Cornered by reporters asking about his affair after a morning run.

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„Look the point is … er, what is the point? It is a tough job but somebody has got to do it.“

—  Boris Johnson
2000s, 2004, Toby Helm, "Boris Johnson named shadow arts minister", Daily Telegraph, 7 May 2004, p. 12. On being appointed Shadow Arts Minister.

„I’m very attracted to it. I may be diverting from Tory party policy here, but I don’t care.“

—  Boris Johnson
2000s, 2005, Andrew Pierce, The Times, 30 April 2005, p. 42. When asked about the 24 hour drinking legislation.

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

—  Boris Johnson
2000s, 2004, Hickey, The Express, 12 May 2004. On his father Stanley's appearance on Have I Got News For You.

„Try as I might, I could not look at an overhead projection of a growth profit matrix, and stay conscious.“

—  Boris Johnson
2000s, 2004, Beth Pearson, "Has Howard got news for Boris?", The Herald (Glasgow), 13 November 2004, p. 15. Explaining why he quit after a week as a management consultant.

„What we hate, what we fear, is being ignored.“

—  Boris Johnson
2000s, 2005, "Labour's cleaning up on the council tax", 21 April 2005, p. 24. On the fears of MPs.

„My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.“

—  Boris Johnson
2000s, 2004, "You ask the questions", The Independent, 17 June 2004, p. 7. Asked "Admit it: you want to become prime minister, don't you?" by Amanda Findlay of Bolton.

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