New job at the “Daily Mail”
Johnson wants to write “completely uncensored stuff”.
06/16/2023, 4:44 p.m
Boris Johnson has started as a columnist after stepping down from the British House of Commons. The 58-year-old is once again breaking the rules for former members of the government. He is expected to take a tough stance on Premier Sunak.
British ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson has become a columnist for the tabloid Daily Mail, once again breaking the rules for former members of the government. He will write “completely uncensored stuff,” the conservative politician said in a clip published by the tabloid.
The 58-year-old is expected to take a sharp stab at incumbent Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Johnson’s supporters blame him for the populist politician’s exit. Contrary to what is required, Johnson did not seek the approval of the responsible Acoba committee for his new, lucrative job. This was confirmed by a spokesman for the board of the newspaper “Daily Mirror”. The Acoba chairman Eric Pickles wanted to ask the ex-government for clarification, it said.
In 2018, after resigning as Foreign Secretary, Johnson took over a column for the Telegraph newspaper and allegedly received £275,000 (currently €322,000) a year for it. Even then, he had not obtained approval from the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba).
Johnson resigned from the House of Commons on June 9. He had previously learned that a parliamentary committee had accused him of repeatedly lying to the House of Commons in the “Partygate” affair about lockdown celebrations. The committee wanted to propose that Johnson be suspended for 90 days – also because he had sharply criticized the members of the panel.