Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Boris Johnson: £250,000 wage is 'chicken feed' - Times Online

Boris Johnson: £250,000 wage is 'chicken feed' - Times Online

Boris Johnson has described the £250,000 he earns each year for writing a newspaper column as “chicken feed”.

David Cameron, the Tory leader, has ordered his shadow cabinet to give up extra work in the run-up to the general election to show their “commitment”.

But Mr Johnson, who earns almost £140,000 as Mayor of London, insisted that it was “wholly reasonable” for him to write newspaper columns because he did them “very fast”.

Asked about the newspaper earnings he replied: “It’s chicken feed.”


Comment: it is disturbing to listen to how this aristocrat views £250,000 a year for a few hours a work a week. 


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