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The rise of Boris Johnson

Hair like a haystack, a background in light entertainment television and a long history of controversy. It's not the US President but Boris Johnson. This is his story.

A gaffe-prone politician somehow turning every disaster into triumph

His carefully dishevelled appearance, his remarkable ability to escape every disaster unscathed and his slapdash relationship with the truth make him Britain’s Marmite politician. Whether you love or loathe Boris Johnson- you know who he is. This is his story. Widely disliked but wildly popular. A successful journalist, who made up the facts. A disheveled classicist with ruthless ambition. A gaffe-prone politician somehow turning every disaster into triumph. Boris Johnson → Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is one of the UK’s most recognizable politicians. Born in New York City on 19th June 1964, he attended private schools Ashdown House and Eton College. In 1983, he went up to Oxford to study Classics. He was a member of the elite Bullingdon drinking club alongside future Prime Minister David Cameron.

In Oxford, he met Allegra Mostyn-Owen, who he married in 1987. Boris lost his wedding ring an hour after the ceremony. After university, he was fired from his first job as a journalist at the Times for inventing a quote. Sent to report from Brussels for the Telegraph. He helped to feed a growing euroscepticism among Conservatives. With exaggerated reports about the EU banning bendy bananas and deputies raking in huge fortunes from nation states he was soon a household name and Margaret Thatcher’s favorite journalist. His marriage fell apart in 1993 after an affair with Marina Wheeler, who he married and had a baby with a few weeks later. Back in the UK in the early 90s, his fame grew with regular appearances on talk-shows and columns in the Telegraph, Spectator, GQ. In 1999, Conrad Black offered him to edit the Spectator, on the condition he stayed away from politics.

For Boris, it was time to launch a political career. In 2001, he was elected Conservative MP for Henley on Thames. From 2004 to 2006, 2 romantic affairs were revealed by the tabloid press. Lying about 1 of them got him fired from Michael Howard’s shadow cabinet. In 2008, he launched his campaign to become Mayor of London, and won. In February 2016, he announced he was supporting the Leave campaign in the EU referendum and travelled the country in a notorious red bus. In June, the UK voted for Brexit. Cameron resigned. But Boris’ bid to become Prime Minister stumbled after he was backstabbed by fellow Leave campaigner Michael Gove. Instead, he was made Foreign Secretary in Theresa May’s government. In the job he stirred controversy with Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Indian Sikhs, Myanmar, Libya, Russia and UK business leaders. He quit in 2018, protesting the government’s negotiating strategy, but kept up his controversial public profile writing incendiary / offensive columns for the Daily Telegraph.

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07/06/2019 10:30updated: 07/06/2019 11:10

195 comments

  • Min P.
    05/09/2019 12:35

    impressive

  • Samya B.
    16/08/2019 12:55

    Copie conforme de Trump!!! 2 clowns!

  • Raffaele G.
    13/08/2019 13:48

    No comment!

  • Andy S.
    12/08/2019 17:47

    Wanker

  • Colin S.
    11/08/2019 15:42

    Complete Silver Spoon Pick, A Liar, A Liability.

  • Tariq M.
    11/08/2019 13:07

    Sacked as journalist for lying. A disastrous foreign secretary. Lied during the referendum. Now prime minister.

  • Rozaidi A.
    08/08/2019 07:40

    He looks like a russian and behaves like the psychopathic trump . Disastrous combination for Britain .

  • Helen A.
    07/08/2019 08:54

    He always has that smirk on his face - it says you can't hurt me

  • Karen W.
    07/08/2019 07:47

    And THIS is our brand new Prime Minister ?

  • Jonathan V.
    06/08/2019 18:32

    Uk has their own trump I see, welcome to the shit show

  • Erika H.
    06/08/2019 10:31

    Show him some respect will you he doesn't deserve you raking up his past all the time, he's trying to do a job and while your showing videos like this your making him a laughing stock and he's our prim minister for gods sake

  • Brian H.
    04/08/2019 14:03

    Twat!!!!!

  • Irene T.
    04/08/2019 11:56

    Perfect for the job

  • Ian E.
    04/08/2019 11:02

    He's not popular voted in by a few thousand CONservatives...let him go to the people....see how popular he is then...😎🇪🇺

  • Euan M.
    04/08/2019 08:18

    watch the last 5secs. Is the journalist Harry Kane ?

  • Craig H.
    04/08/2019 01:19

    So fuckin wot he a good man he a ture English man who give a fuck about his past we all got a past so Dnt sit there and pull the man drop you set of cunts

  • Brian A.
    03/08/2019 18:29

    Fud

  • William F.
    03/08/2019 18:21

    Aye a long pattern of this behaviour which is Crystal clear , very deliberate .

  • Beth W.
    03/08/2019 10:35

    Very clever...comes from good family of intellectual people... Admire them all..Boris has a great sense of humour and wit..love the guy 💕💕😊😊

  • Gul S.
    02/08/2019 10:58

    A lunatic just acts like white monkey

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