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Boris Johnson

Datum narození: 19. červen 1964

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson je britský politik a publicista.

Je členem Konzervativní strany. V letech 2001 až 2008 byl členem dolní komory Parlamentu Spojeného království, byl také ministrem ve stínové vládě. V letech 1999 až 2005 stál v čele časopisu The Spectator. V květnu 2008 byl za Konzervativní stranu zvolen londýnským starostou, když ve volbách porazil svého předchůdce Kena Livingstona, v roce 2012 pak byl znovuzvolen. V květnu 2016 ho na této pozici vystřídal labourista Sadiq Khan.

Johnson je kritikem Evropské unie. Projekt společné měny označil za "katastrofu", požaduje omezení britských vztahů s EU a referendum o podobě těchto vztahů. V roce 2016 se v rámci Konzervativní strany postavil do čela tábora obhajující v referendu o členství Spojeného království v Evropské unii volbu vystoupení z Evropské unie.

Citáty Boris Johnson

„Novináři ještě nikdo nikdy žádnou sochu nepostavil.“

—  Boris Johnson

jako jeden z důvodů, proč vstoupil do politiky
Zdroj: [Londýn vybírá mezi dvěma excentriky, ihned.cz, 2008-05-02, 2015-05-20, http://archiv.ihned.cz/c1-24447310-londyn-vybira-mezi-dvema-excentriky]

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

—  Boris Johnson

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
2017
Kontext: 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.

„I was at a hospital the other night where I think there were a few coronavirus patients and I shook hands with everybody, you will be pleased to know, and I continue to shake hands. People obviously can make up their own minds but I think the scientific evidence is… our judgement is that washing your hands is the crucial thing.“

—  Boris Johnson

At a press conference, as quoted in U.K. Leader Boris Johnson Boasts He Has Shaken Hands With Coronavirus Patients https://www.newsweek.com/boris-johnson-says-shaken-hands-coronavirus-patients-1490214 by Khaleda Rahman, 3 March 2020, Newsweek.
2020s, 2020

„I have not had an affair with Petronella. It is complete balderdash. It is an inverted pyramid of piffle.“

—  Boris Johnson

It is all completely untrue and ludicrous conjecture. I am amazed people can write this drivel.
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.
2000s, 2004

„Britain is a great nation, a global force for good. It is surely a boon for the world and for Europe that she should be intimately engaged in the EU.“

—  Boris Johnson

Draft of a pro-EU newspaper column https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/boris-my-case-for-britain-to-stay-in-europe-f7qgrvtps, written before submitting an anti-EU column to the Daily Telegraph, later reproduced in the Sunday Times (February 2016)
2010s, 2016

„We will leave the EU on 31 October, deal or no deal. The way to get a good deal is to prepare for a no deal.“

—  Boris Johnson

Tory leadership: Rivals clash over support for no-deal Brexit https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48403705, BBC News, 25 May 2019
2010s, 2019

„Under no circumstances would we agree to any free-trade deal that put the NHS on the table.“

—  Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: Premiership will be the start of a golden age https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49107417 BBC News (25 July 2019)
2010s, 2019

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„I'm having Sunday lunch with my family. I'm vigorously campaigning, inculcating my children in the benefits of a Tory government.“

—  Boris Johnson

"2-minute interview: Boris Johnson", The Guardian, 11 April 2005, p. 7.
Asked whether he was canvassing at Sunday lunchtime.
2000s, 2005

„Life isn’t like coursework, baby. It’s one damn essay crisis after another.“

—  Boris Johnson

"Exams work because they're scary", Daily Telegraph, 12 May 2005, p. 22.
2000s, 2005

„I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis.“

—  Boris Johnson

Ephraim Hardcastle, Daily Mail, 22 July 2003, p. 13.
Asked by pupils of Gillott's School in his constituency whether he would like the job of Prime Minister.
2000s, 2003

„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 http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/4722, London SE1, 30 July 2010
Said during the official launch of the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme.
2010s, 2010

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

—  Boris Johnson

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

„Nothing excites compassion, in friend and foe alike, as much as the sight of you ker-splonked on the Tarmac with your propeller buried six feet under.“

—  Boris Johnson

" Trust me, being sacked isn't all bad http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2004/12/02/do0202.xml", Daily Telegraph, 2 December 2004, p. 26.
On being sacked from the Tory front bench.
2000s, 2004

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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