UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Allegedly Set To Resign Because His Salary Is "Too Small"

Boris Johnson is reportedly intending to resign next spring because he thinks his salary is too low, Tory MPs have claimed. 

The prime minister has allegedly complained to his colleagues that he cannot live on his annual salary of £150,402 and earned more before he took up the top job in July last year. 

Shortly before becoming PM, Johnson earned £23,000 a month for his newspaper column in The Telegraph, on top of speeches and appearances for which he raked in hundreds of thousands of pounds. 

In one month alone, he reportedly received £160,000 for giving two speeches, according to the Mirror. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news live But Whitehall sources told the paper the PM wants to wait another six months before handing in his resignation, so he can get Brexit done and see the UK through the worst of the pandemic.  

One MP said Johnson was concerned about raising his six children and sending his youngest son, Wilfred, to Eton, which costs £42,500 a year.  

'Boris has at least six children, some young enough to need financial help,’ the MP reportedly said. ‘And he had to pay ex-wife Marina Wheeler a shedload as part of their divorce deal.’ 

Another MP called Johnson, who had long pursued his dream of becoming prime minister, a ‘typical adulterer’ who was ‘more interested in the chase than the prize’. 

No 10 denied the claims to but declined to comment further. Government officials and former prime ministers can make a great amount of money by giving speeches and making appearances at engagements.  

MPs believe Johnson is envious of his predecessors, with Theresa May earning more than £1 million on the lecture circuit since resigning last year. 

David Cameron gets £120,000 per speech and Tony Blair is currently worth around £22 million due to consultancy work and giving lectures.

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