Boris Johnson gaffes – from 'jolly nice cannabis' to 'orgies of cannibalism' – Mirror Online
New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a trail of controversial, silly and downright bizarre quotes that follow him wherever he goes.
From calling cannabis “jolly nice”, to comparing his faith to Magic FM in the Chillterns, he has had some absolute clangers.
Here we take a look at some of his most memorable gaffes.
“My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.”
“My ambition silicon chip has been programmed to try to scramble up this ladder, so I do feel a kind of sense that I have got too.”
“I have more in common with a three-toed sloth or a one-eyed pterodactyl or a Kalamata olive than I have with Winston Churchill.”
On Donald Trump: “If he can fix North Korea and if he can fix the Iran nuclear deal then I don’t see why he is any less of a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize than Barack Obama.”
On Nigel Farage: “He has always struck me as a rather engaging geezer.”
On Labour post Tony Blair : “They voted for Tony, and yet they now get Gordon, and a transition about as democratically proper as the transition from Claudius to Nero. It is a scandal.”
On Putin: “Despite looking a bit like Dobby the house-elf, he is a ruthless and manipulative tyrant.”
On the BBC: “Why on earth can it not produce something that is quite as brilliant as Breaking Bad?”
On cannabis: “It was jolly nice. But apparently it is very different these days. Much stronger.”
“We cannot turn our backs on Europe. We are a part of Europe.”
“My faith is a bit like Magic FM in the Chilterns, in that the signal comes and goes.”
“I lead a life of blameless domesticity and always have done.”
“I cannot swear I have always observed the speed limit of 70mph.”
“The Tory party, the funkiest, most jiving party on earth, is where it’s happening.”
“We in the Tory Party have become used to Papua New Guinea-style orgies of cannibalism and chiefkilling.”
“I don’t know what a pint of milk costs. So what?”
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