Boris Johnson plans to quit politics – media – RT World News

The outgoing Prime Minister could start writing and giving speeches again, according to the Daily Telegraph

After being forced out of office by a party uprising, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may now quit politics altogether, The Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday, citing sources.

According to the outlet, Johnson is now considering whether to remain in the House of Commons, as his predecessor Theresa May did, or drop his possible candidacy in the next election.

After his resignation, the Prime Minister may decide to resume writing and delivering speeches at various events, an activity which had proven profitable for him.

« He’s taking this weekend to think about it. I don’t think it’s decided yet. said one of the Telegraph’s sources.

Johnson, author of several books, including a historical survey of the Roman Empire, has reportedly yet to submit a manuscript on the life of William Shakespeare to Hodder and Stoughton, a British publishing house.

The book was apparently due for publication as early as 2016 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the poet’s death, but the publisher agreed to postpone the release date as Boris Johnson was appointed Foreign Secretary at the time.

The question of money would be particularly delicate for the incumbent prime minister, even if he remains a conservative backbencher, given that he would lose his salary as a minister. In addition, according to various reports, Johnson has been in financial difficulty, the Prime Minister has been forced to ask for donations to pay for his child’s nanny.

At the same time, the speeches can become a financial boon for the scandal-ridden prime minister. « Like most of his predecessors, from Churchill to Blair, he will be in great demand outside his own country, » Jeremy Lee, the former Prime Minister’s agent, told the Telegraph. « In business terms, Johnson is a global brand renowned for its colorful speeches – I can see audiences from the US to Asia in the palm of its hand. »

Boris Johnson announced on Thursday that he would step down as Britain’s prime minister following several high-profile scandals and a wave of resignations by members of his cabinet. At the same time, Johnson intends to stay on as head of government until a new party leader is chosen for the post.

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