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Top 10 Boris and Ken quotes

by LLB Editor
14th Sep 11 12:33 pm

They are two of our capital’s greatest orators. Revel in the linguistic loop-the-loops and soundbite brilliances


“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 friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.”

“The Lib Dems are not just empty. They are a void within a vacuum surrounded by a vast inanition.”

“Life isn’t like coursework, baby. It’s one damn essay crisis after another.”

“In 1904, 20 per cent of journeys were made by bicycle in London. I want to see a figure like that again. If you can’t turn the clock back to 1904, what’s the point of being a Conservative?”



“It would actually be quite nice if the American ambassador in Britain could pay the [congestion] charge that everybody else is paying and not actually try and skive out of it like some chiselling little crook.”

“You can’t expect to work for the Daily Mail group and have the rest of society treat you with respect as a useful member of society, because you are not.”

“The people that don’t vote for me will be weighed in the balance, come Judgment Day. The Archangel Gabriel will say ‘You didn’t vote for Ken Livingstone in 2012. Oh dear, burn forever. Your skin flayed for all eternity’.”

“It’s a simple choice between good and evil – I don’t think it’s been so clear since the great struggle between Churchill and Hitler.”

“This city typifies what I believe is the future of the human race and a future where we grow together and we share and we learn from each other.”

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