Michael Portillo

British journalist, broadcaster, and former politician (born 1953)

Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo (born 26 May 1953) is a British journalist, broadcaster, and former Conservative politician. His broadcast series include railway documentaries such as Great British Railway Journeys and Great Continental Railway Journeys. A former member of the Conservative Party, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Enfield Southgate from 1984 to 1997 and Kensington and Chelsea from 1999 to 2005.

Michael Portillo in 2008

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  • 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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