Boris Johnson has told friends his minister’s salary of £141,405 a year is not enough to live on.
The Foreign Secretary told friends his yearly earnings were inadequate because of his extensive family responsibilities.
The Tory MP has four children with his second wife, Marina Wheeler. He also fathered a daughter during an affair with arts consultant Helen MacIntyre, failing to get an injunction to stop the reporting of her existence.
The report came as Boris Johnson mounted a renewed attack on Theresa May, setting out new red lines for Brexit in an interview with The Sun newspaper.
The MP for Ruislip called for an absolute two-year limit on any transition period, through which the United Kingdom should decline to accept the jurisdiction rulings from the EU or the European Court of Justice. He further stated the UK should decline to make payments for single market access following this period.
This further places the Foreign Secretary at odds with the Prime Minister, whose key speech in Florence implied the length and terms of the transition period could be more flexible, but despite his patent challenge, the Prime Minister stated that Boris Johnson was completely behind her leadership.
“What I have is a cabinet united in the mission of this government and that is what you will see this week and agreed on the approach we take in Florence,” she said.
A YouGov poll published found Boris Johnson is now favourite to be the party’s next leader among Conservative party members. Boris Johnson has the support of 23 per cent of activists, ahead of Ms Davidson on 19 per cent and Eurosceptic backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg on 17 per cent, but his repeated media interventions has lead to a backlash from some inside the Conservative Party, and ex-cabinet minister Nicky Morgan said she believed Boris Johnson had no position in a responsible government.
If Boris Johnson believes that he doesn’t get enough money, then he should reflect on what claimants on disability benefits get and not being able to work, and contrary to what the media tries to show us, the large preponderance of people on disability benefits are not scroungers, but Boris Johnson certainly is.
It can take claimants weeks and weeks to get their money, and as for disability benefits, it takes even longer with continual appointments to verify that they’re sick, and they’re always on a knife edge because they’re always fearful that they will lose their money.
So Boris Johnson gets all that money and it’s not enough to live on. He should go and live with some of his constituents that have to survive on Universal Credit and disability who have to live on less than a tenth of what he makes a year, this guy really needs to get a handle on life, after all, the man was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and he has no concept of what hunger is.
And to add insult to injury, the ordinary person has to put a limit on how many children they can claim Child Benefit for, unless they can verify that child was the result of a rape, yet Boris Johnson can pump out as many children as he likes, clearly we’re not all in this together, and if he can’t support the children that he does have, perhaps now he does have them he should get a second job to meet their needs!
He stated that £141,000 a year was not enough to survive on, knowing damn well that there are people in his constituency that would welcome £14K a year, but then he’s an out of touch, head in the clouds public schoolboy, and of course, we can all agree that he’s a total nincompoop, but he did get voted in, and of course, he’s just another entitled delusional old bottom burp.
I guess £141,000 a year isn’t an awful lot, particularly if you live in London, but then he should have considered that earlier on before he had children, and if he can’t afford London prices, perhaps he should move out of London like many of his other constituents have had to, but he clearly doesn’t only live on his salary, there’s an abundance of family money, investments et cetera, just look at the size of him, he’s hardly starving, and he certainly won’t be needing to visit food banks.
If he doesn’t like the kind of pay he gets, he could always resign and find a job that’s better paid, after all, there are plenty more qualified people looking to take his place in the leadership, or maybe he should lose weight, conserve money and stop talking.
Boo hoo for Boris Johnson, he simply needs to learn to budget and buy basic brand foods, you know the ones, where a kilo of rice is 52 pence because we’re all undergoing a pay cut in real terms, and Boris, we’re all in it together, remember?
I recommend he gets himself a calculator because it’s called living on a budget, but he doesn’t understand the meaning of the word, I mean budget, not living because some poor souls out there haven’t been as lucky as old Boris and have died waiting for their money from the DWP and PIP, or being sanctioned or told that they’re fit enough to work when they aren’t, and he should be grateful that he knows where his next meal is coming from.
Boris Johnson embodies everything that’s wrong with the United Kingdom, and he has an over-inflated sense of entitlement, but in fact, he’s accomplished nothing out of the ordinary, and he’s an egotist who believes he’s talented but in fact, he’s only slightly entertaining because of his own misconceptions.
And this Brexit thing is getting so tiresome now with Tory ministers swaggering around contradicting each other over it, arguing over it when they all know that it’s apparent to the dogs on the street that there won’t be any transition because there won’t be a trade deal, it’s now near on impossible, and despite all the Brexiter bravado, the new truth is that the small Leave majority has now transformed into a small Remain majority.
And clearly, Boris Johnson produced numerous pregnancies before he understood what a Durex was for – wrap up, Boris, you might end up getting something nasty! But maybe he couldn’t afford them on his meagre wages, he should have claimed them on expenses!
He obviously knows nothing about the hardship that our government inflicts on its people, maybe £141,000 could be the new minimum wage?
I wonder if Boris Johnson could sell some of his items in his home? Does he really need a telephone, or maybe he can’t really afford his home and is being reckless by continuing to live there. These are all the questions that are being asked of the needy and disadvantaged, disabled and sick, and out of touch doesn’t begin to cover this statement.
What manner of life does Boris Johnson believe he’s entitled to? And what the government call the underclasses are advised not to use heating, and to use food banks, and hike the 12-mile round trip to the aforementioned food bank, even with a disability.
Boris Johnson, have you eaten out this year, have you bought new shoes and clothing? Are your children wearing second-hand shoes, and do you even know anything about the country you purportedly serve?
Yet he’s the bookie’s favourite to be the next Prime Minister and is Britain’s most celebrated politician, and appears to be a somewhat powerful man, but with great power comes great responsibility, and in Boris Johnson’s case, with great power comes great sums of money, and once Boris Johnson told an LBC presenter that he didn’t feel inclined to discuss his salary, well he bloody well wants to address it now he feels he’s not getting enough of it.
And he now feels that what he earns is chicken feed compared to some top journalists who make a mountainous £274,999.92, and it’s people like him that say that the lower classes should handle their money properly and not have mobile phones, or TV’s or smoke, and all the rest, when he believes that £141,000 is not enough, perhaps he should heed his own advice? But then for large snouts in large troughs, there’s never such a thing as enough!
God forbid he should be living on zero hour contracts, yet he treats the populace like trash and expects them to live and pay mortgages, or uncontrolled inflated rents, and excessive utility bills out of a pittance, and then he has the temerity to say he can’t manage on £141,000, he’s just taking a Jimmy riddle, especially when they don’t even pay for their own breakfast, or much else for that matter.
And grasping at hypocrisy, MPs claim £200,000 a year for their energy bills.
Perhaps Boris should take his talents elsewhere. I’m certain there must be a country out there somewhere looking for a non-essential leader, but behind his artificial jovial tomfoolery hides a really clever man, a very self-serving, rather cunning man.
And unlike Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch, Boris Johnson is one of those neurotic liars who opens his mouth and says whatever it takes to get him what he wants, regardless of what the facts are, and if Boris Johnson doesn’t believe that he’s not getting enough money to live on, how much is enough to live on? And before he articulates he should be mindful that some people have to exist on £70 per week or less – Boris you’re a man of maths, add it up.