The Little Book of Boris by Iain Dale

By Iain Dale

There are few politicians who might really be defined as a phenomenon. Boris Johnson is one. Boris has celebrity caliber. he is enjoyed by way of many, ridiculed via a few, feared via others. This booklet features a number of the simplest Boris-isms, amassed jointly during this pocket-sized consultant to all issues Boris. charges by means of Boris and fees approximately him, plus a convenient connection with the historical past of Boris. An absolute must-have for all Boris enthusiasts.

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How could you even suggest it? Every year, comrades, our children are getting better and better at passing exams! Every year we produce more A*-C grade tractors from the Red Star plant! 5 per cent of candidates got an A at maths A-level, and guess what the proportion was 40 years ago, when far fewer people took maths A-level? It was only 7 per cent! Now you do the maths. Oh, all right, I’ll do it for you. That is a staggering 620 per cent improvement by our young geniuses. Let me enter the usual political guff about how hard everyone has worked, and let me congratulate them on their grades.

Daily Telegraph, 2 December 2004. ” When asked if he intentionally misled Michael Howard, leader of the Conservative Party. 29 The Little Book of Boris “My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. ” On being sacked from the Tory front bench. 26. “If there is one thing wrong with us all these days, it is that we are so mollycoddled, airbagged and swaddled with regulations and protections that we have lost any proper understanding of risk. ” 34 The Words of Boris “Ok, I said to myself as I sighted the bird down the end of the gun.

We should beware of eroding our freedoms, when freedom is what we are supposed to be fighting for. ” On George W Bush. Unsigned editorial entitled ‘Infantile resentment’ in The Spectator, 22 November 2003. ” Frankie Boyle on Mock the Week “I’ve always known my life would be turned into a farce. ” “Och aye, it’s the New Jerusalem! It's a land of milk and honey they’re building up there in Scotland, laddie. They’ll nae be doing with your horrid Anglo-Saxon devil-take-thehindmost approach. ” “It’s economically illiterate.

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