Boris Johnson expresses financial worries as the role of Prime Minister takes its toll on the 56-year-old.
Prime Minster, Boris Johnson, is reportedly worried about money as his income has dropped since become PM.
The PM has seen his earning half since taking up the position to run the country. IT is understood that his pre-Prime Ministerial salary was in the region of £350,000 per year. Much of that being attributed to his Daily Telegraph column which reportedly garnered him £275,000 a year.
No longer having his column as a source of income, Mr Johnson is now forced to survive on his Prime Ministers salary of £150,000. Hardly a paltry sum of money by any stretch however the PM is obviously used to living within higher means.
Speaking to The Times, friends and colleagues of Mr Johnson have expressed that he is “worried about money” with the pressures of being Prime Minister during the global pandemic taking their toll on him.
One friend was quoted in The Times, saying, “He’s always worried about money, he has a genuine need to provide for his family, all of them, and I think that does worry him,”
Mr Johnson is paying financial support for four out of his six children. The Prime Minister has also just come out of a very expensive divorce.
He is now reported to be concerned about his ability to be able to pay for a nanny for his new son, Wilfred.
Another of the PM’s close friends was reported as saying, “Boris, like other prime ministers, is very, very badly served. He doesn’t have a housekeeper — he has a single cleaner and they’re worried about being able to afford a nanny.”
“He’s stuck in the flat and Downing Street is not a nice place to live. It’s not like the Élysée or the White House where you can get away from it all because they’re so big.”
“Even if he or Carrie want to go into the rose garden they have to go through the office.”
Whilst being Prime Minister is no doubt a taxing job for anyone, financial difficulties is not something people would immediately connect with the role.
It is impossible to ascertain whether Mr Johnson is happy with, or even enjoying, the job however perhaps he would have been better off sticking with his Daily Telegraph gig.
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