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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Boris Johnson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Boris Johnson, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Boris Johnson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Boris Johnson, often where they are interviewed.

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The What Does Boris Johnson Really Think One

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Pragmatist, libertarian or cakeist? Heathite or Trumpesque? Nick explores what drives the political views of Boris Johnson.
Feb 07 2020 · 29mins
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And they're off! | Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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In an exclusive interview, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells Sophy why voters can still trust him despite breaking his October 31st Brexit pledge. He also explains why Donald Trump is wrong and says a second Scottish independence referendum won't happen on his watch. Sophy also asks him about the naughtiest thing he has ever done.
Nov 03 2019 · 32mins

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The 2017 Lowy Lecture: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

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On 27 July the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, delivered the 2017 Lowy Lecture at Sydney Town Hall.
Jul 27 2017 · 1hr 20mins
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Greece versus Rome, with Boris Johnson and Mary Beard

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On November 19th Intelligence Squared hosted the ultimate clash of civilisations: Greece vs Rome. It was also the ultimate clash of intellectual titans. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and ardent classicist, made the case for Greece; while Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at Cambridge and redoubtable media star, championed Rome. As Boris argued, the Greeks got there first: in literature, history, art and philosophy. The Iliad and the Odyssey are the earliest surviving epic poems, the foundations on which European literature was built. The Greek myths – the tales of Oedipus, Heracles and Persephone, to name but a few – contain the archetypal plot elements of hubris and nemesis on which even Hollywood films depend today. It was in ancient Athens that the birth of democracy took place under the leadership of the great statesman Pericles. And in that political climate with its love of freedom and competition, and passion for argument, the great cultural flourishing of classical Athens occurred: the tragedies...

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Boris Johnson MP

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the politician and journalist Boris Johnson. He is one of the most popular and unpredictable MPs on the Conservative party benches and, under his editorship, the weekly magazine The Spectator sells more copies than ever before.

After Eton and Oxford he made his name as a journalist working for the Daily Telegraph in Brussels. His incisive reports about the future of Europe caused a furore at home and abroad - he claims one of his articles changed the course of European history - and, on returning to London, he hoovered up a number of awards, including columnist of the year and political commentator of the year. But it has not always been plain sailing. His critics say he cannot answer to two masters - and he must choose between politics and journalism - Boris doesn't necessarily agree!

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Finale of Variations on a theme by Johannes Brahms
Book: Homer - an Indian paper edition (to translate)
Luxury: Large pot of French mustard
Oct 30 2005 · 37mins