Populist Prime Minister Boris Johnson is more celebrity than politician. In this brief rundown of the Prime Minister’s history, Byline Writer Otto English delves into what made the man born Alexander into Boris Johnson and calls into question whether the man the country affectionately calls ‘Boris’ is really quite such a loveable buffoon after all.
Boris Johnson is a British politician and writer serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019. He was Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015 and was previously MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008. He has been described as adhering to the ideology of one-nation and national conservatism.