In an interview with Channel 4 News, Boris Johnson was asked to give an example of a time when he put his self-interests aside for the benefit of the country. His answer was truly shocking.
During a brutal Tory hustings, a reporter asked Boris:
Can you give an example in your political life when you’ve set your own self-interest aside for the benefit of the country?
In response, Johnson, who appeared flustered by the question, said:
Well, it’s a good question, but I would, obviously it’s an embarrassing but true, but it is obviously possible, I mean, how should I put this?
To make more money by not being a full-time politician. I don’t want to put too fine a point on it, but, err, you know, you have to make sacrifices sometimes, and that is the right thing to do.
And the icing on the cake? He also moaned that he wouldn't be able to write a book about Shakespeare as quickly as he would have liked.
The year after he quit as foreign secretary, Mr Johnson made a reported £700,000 in earnings alongside his job as an MP, including a £275,000-a-year column for the Daily Telegraph, and more than £400,000 for speeches, reports the Mirror.
Mr Johnson is also from a wealthy family, whose former home went up for sale last year for £11.25 million.
Comedy writer and journalist James Shelton shared the clip to Twitter, alongside the comment:
Boris Johnson is asked to give an example of a time when he's put his own self-interest aside for the benefit of the country and the only example he can (eventually) think of is that if he wasn't in politics he'd be even more loaded than he is as an MP .
He then added:
Many other social media users were shocked by the prospective prime minister's comments.
HT The Mirror