Boris Johnson is known for his shocking, non PC use of language, usually making sensational claims. And yet, it might prove interesting for English learners. For example, as the London mayor back in 2015 he said he would lie in front of the bulldozers to stop a third runway from being built at Heathrow airport.
This is what Boris Johnson said about the prospect of yet another delay to Brexit in early September 2019, as the Prime Minister (start at 00.45′):
I’d rather be dead in a ditch (than ask for a Brexit extension).
Later in the year, in October, after a defeat in the House of Commons, whereby Johnson was forced to write to the EU asking for an extension, this is what Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader and Johnson’s political opponent, said: