The Truth about Boris and his Telegraph Column

While we are on the subject of “part time Mayors”, Alex Singleton, a former hack at the Telegraph, gets in touch to put Boris’ “second job” in perspective:

“When I edited Boris, he would ring me at 10:45am on a Sunday and we would discuss what had been in the news and he’d be given a green light to write on something. By 2pm, or 2:30pm, he’d file his copy on email. This would worry the hell out of me because his articles came from some random person’s email address – the address of whoever he was having Sunday lunch with. As you can see, the claim that his Telegraph column ate into his working week it utterly untrue. He is paid well because he is a genius writer: the public loves his columns, which sell a lot of copies of the paper.”

Guido wonders how long Ken would spend on his Indy column…


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