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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
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56 comments

  • Samuel S.
    13/06/2019 09:20

    An idiot more... 😎

  • Nuno M.
    13/06/2019 09:48

    Hehe another irresponsible rich boy who knows nothing about real life hahahah, and they will vote for him hahaha

  • Sham F.
    13/06/2019 12:25

    Step brother of Trump.

  • Sham F.
    13/06/2019 12:31

    But I think United States and UK establishments want to bring him as PM. I think he is qualified for this as extremist.

  • Pedro B.
    13/06/2019 12:31

    Brits these days are so moronic and "american-like" that Johnson has already guaranteed his place as the country's PM. You mark my words.

  • Zé M.
    13/06/2019 12:38

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2013/mar/24/boris-johnson-accused-nasty-video Good look my British friends this nasty peace of shite is your next prime minister

  • Ovidiu P.
    13/06/2019 13:10

    Borisconi at Downing Street

  • Лука Ч.
    13/06/2019 13:28

    So, smearing the upcoming PM the establishment doesn't like, eh?

  • Patrick F.
    13/06/2019 13:54

    homeafobic resist he will win

  • Derrick B.
    13/06/2019 15:39

    The first one who gets sacked when Boris makes it to office will be the Mayor of London...who wants to bet?

  • Blerim S.
    13/06/2019 17:02

    Borise jonsone sucsefulle mene smarte mene klevere mene he nowwse histori of worlde

  • Gianmarco A.
    13/06/2019 20:15

    Just as David Cameron - hasn't done a day's work in his life. Little rich kids who have grown into buffoons, bumbling fools and bungling idiots. "Went to Oxford to study the classics" - my foot. Went there to avoid work, a real job and the real world: could've learnt classics from two or three reads of a couple of Penguin or Simon & Schuster paperbacks bought at the Gatwick Airport book shop for £9.99.

  • Dimitri S.
    14/06/2019 04:48

    A damn nightmare. Bet this is the first time the queen is cringing at the thought of a new PM if it’s him.

  • Nuno M.
    14/06/2019 07:36

    Done! Hahaha

  • Bernard K.
    14/06/2019 08:43

    But his hair.

  • Alban B.
    14/06/2019 09:31

    It is hard for me as a foreign to imagine How is it possible that someone whose name is “Boris” can represent Anti-Migration Policies in UK, that is a deep ironic hypocrisy...! “Boris” Hahahahahah 😩

  • Daniel J.
    14/06/2019 12:42

    ❤️

  • Simon Z.
    14/06/2019 15:07

    What a twat

  • Tasevski G.
    14/06/2019 17:11

    Time for Trump jr.?

  • Mike D.
    14/06/2019 17:21

    disliked but popular he is