If only we could all come into a job, make a complete mess of it, then make millions afterwards, by telling people about it over dinner. Well, that’s what former PM Boris Johnson has been doing
He has been handed a £2.5m advance for speaking gigs as he boosted his mammoth earnings since he was turfed out of Downing Street.
It takes his outside income in the past 12 months to almost £5m, on top of the £84,000 salary he still receives as a backbench MP.
If that was enough emerged last the taxpayer could end up contributing more than £222,000 in legal fees for the former prime minister’s defence.
Mr Johnson is also under pressure over his ties to BBC chair Richard Sharp, who has denied facilitating a loan of up to £800,000 for the then-prime minister before he backed his appointment to lead the broadcaster.
Tony Blair did ok for himself as well…
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