27/12/2012 13:36 GMT

Year In Review 2012: Top Political Quotes From British Politicians, Mostly Boris Johnson

If there's one thing British politicians can always be relied upon to do it's to do a stand-up job of running our country with our best interests at the centre of their policies.

Ok, so that may be open to (much) debate.

One thing they can be relied upon to do is to spontaneously come up with some utterly hilarious quotes.

London Mayor, Boris Johnson, obviously has the monopoly on this particular area of political nuance and the following slideshow could have just been about him.

Instead we've made room for some others as well.

We've also included some more serious quotes just so you don't thing, God forbid, that the country is ran by raving loons.