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Boris Johnson receives £1m donation from former Brexit Party backer

12 Jan 2023 1 minute read
Boris Johnson. Photo Jeff J Mitchell PR Images

Boris Johnson has received £1 million from a Tory donor to help him carry out his work as a former prime minister.

Mr Johnson, who was forced from office last summer, recorded a donation of £1 million from Christopher Harborne to the Office of Boris Johnson Ltd in the latest update to the MPs’ Register of Interests.

Mr Harborne was among the donors who helped bankroll the Brexit Party and has also donated to the Conservatives.

The private limited company established by the ex-PM does not carry out commercial business and solely functions as a private office to support him as a former prime minister.

According to the parliamentary declarations, Mr Johnson has been continuing to live at a property linked to wealthy Tory donor Lord Bamford.

He declared the “use of accommodation for me and my family from December 2022 to January 2023 at an estimated value of £10,000”, provided by Lord Anthony and Lady Carole Bamford.

Since leaving office last September, Mr Johnson has declared more than £1 million in speaking fees.

In December, he recorded around £300,000 for two separate speeches.


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Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
18 days ago

If this happened in some other coubntry we would all be putting about the lack of democracy and moral fibre of whatever country….but in the U(kip-)K it is seen as a masterstroke.

Richard 1
Richard 1
18 days ago

” … to help him carry out his work as a former prime minister” my eye! This is about getting the shyster a second innings.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
18 days ago

The stench of entitlement and corruption is stifling. Conservative crook Boris Johnson is now wallowing in the fiscal swamp like a albino hippo.

Karl
Karl
18 days ago

When you live in a fake union hell bent on keeping bad traditions, this kind of corruption is legitimised. In fact his brexit voting followers demand British corruption. Time to get free and realise, politicians are supposed to represent, not rip off.

hdavies15
hdavies15
18 days ago

Will HMRC ever get round to taxing him on all those benefits in kind? Any ordinary member of the public getting some accommodation provided by a third party would have them chasing the matter in no time at all. Another symptom of how the elites drive a coach and horses through the rules and regulations while us, the serfs, have to pick up the tab.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
18 days ago

Cough-up enough and you too can have the Britain you want…

One person one vote. One millionaire one politician…

Alan Jones
Alan Jones
18 days ago

Hang on, ” to help him carry out his work as a former prime minister “. Isn’t he still an mp on 80 grand a year plus expenses? About time this shyster got back to work in the HoC instead of swanning around scrounging money & favours off those who are blind to how this person operates.

David Charles pearn
David Charles pearn
18 days ago
Reply to  Alan Jones

These lying scrounging incompetent shysters have no dignity whatsoever they’d rob the family heirlooms they’ve no shame at all.

Steve Woods
Steve Woods
18 days ago

High gains grifter

Steve A Duggan
Steve A Duggan
18 days ago

The whole system is bent and corrupt. Back-handers, contracts for buddies, millionaires and billionaires trying to influence government with their money. There are few checks and virtually no accountability. Upon independence we can aim to do far far better, we can bring some honesty and equality to our country badly lacking at the moment.

Phil
Phil
18 days ago

What do you expect?…. He’s a Tory!.. There should be no sense of surprise from anyone.

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