Michael Portillo

British politician turned television personality (born 1953)

Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo (born 26 May 1953) is a British journalist and broadcaster. He is a former Conservative Party politician and Cabinet Minister.

Michael Portillo


  • If any of you have got an A-level, it is because you have worked to get it. Go to any other country and when you have got an A-level you have bought it.
    • Speech, quoted in The Guardian, 31 December 1994

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