Boris Johnson's 10 Most Controversial Quotes

As Boris Johnson siezes the reigns of power at No 10, Her Campus thought it would be most appropriate to illustrate to our readers some of the most inappropriate and controversial quotes from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson.


  1. In his Daily Telegraph column, 2018.

“If a female student turned up at school or at a university lecture looking like a bank robber then ditto: those in authority should be allowed to converse openly with those that they are being asked to instruct.”


    2. On voting Conservative, 2005.

"Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3."


    3. On Hilary Clinton, Daily Telegraph, 2007.

“She's got dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital”


    4. Spectator Article, 2008.

“Orientals ... have larger brains and higher IQ scores. Blacks are at the other pole.”


    5. On Barack Obama, The Sun, April 2006.

“The part-Kenyan president [has an] ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defende.”


    6. On Vladamir Putin, 2015.

"Despite looking a bit like Dobby the House Elf, he is a ruthless and manipulative tyrant."


    7. On the EU, 2016.

"Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically. The EU is an attempt to do this by different methods."


    8. On being PM

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


    9. On people in Liverpool, 2004.

“cannot accept that they might have made any contribution to their misfortunes, but seek rather to blame someone else for it, thereby deepening their sense of shared tribal grievance about the rest of society".


    10. On the 2005 Tory leadership contest, 2005.

"I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest."