Tory minister: Boris Johnson didn’t believe what he was saying

Boris Johnson. Liar, conman – and prime minister?

The mayor of London has been treated with woozy indulgence by the media. But Britain may pay the price MORE
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson giving evidence to the Treasury select committee last week. Photograph: -/AFP/Getty Images

Former Tory MP’s scathing Boris Johnson attack deepens party rift

Times columnist Matthew Parris shocks Tories by accusing London mayor of dishonesty, vacuity and veiled homophobia MORE

Johnson’s appearance in front of the Treasury select committee.

Parris was heavily critical of Johnson’s appearance in front of the Treasury select committee. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images