DiscoverEnglish Learning for Curious Minds#240 | The Rise and Fall of Boris Johnson
#240 | The Rise and Fall of Boris Johnson

#240 | The Rise and Fall of Boris Johnson

Update: 2022-02-245
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From a young age, he believed he was destined for greatness, and he became the UK's prime minister at the age of 55.

Discover how Boris Johnson's rise to power was unusual and full of contradictions, and how his fall was entirely predictable.



  • Similarities between Donald Trump & Boris Johnson

  • The early life of Boris Johnson

  • A clever-but-lazy student

  • His early career as a journalist

  • Getting sacked for inventing quotes

  • Breaking into politics

  • Making lots of money (but never enough)

  • His romantic life (what we know of it)

  • Presenting TV programmes and being in the public eye

  • Becoming Mayor of London

  • Boris Johnson's attention to detail

  • The decision to support Brexit

  • Finally becoming Prime Minister of the UK

  • Why Boris Johnson was so popular

  • Boris Johnson's government during COVID

  • "Partygate" and the ongoing fall of Boris Johnson

  • “Nothing matters very much and most things don’t matter at all” 

  • The character of Boris Johnson

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/rise-and-fall-boris-johnson


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#240 | The Rise and Fall of Boris Johnson

#240 | The Rise and Fall of Boris Johnson

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