Boris Johnson plans to resign as Prime Minister subsequent spring, Tory MPs imagine.
They are saying he has been privately complaining that he can’t dwell on a PM’s wage of £150,402 a yr.
However first he desires one other six months to get Brexit sorted and see the UK flip the nook from the pandemic, it’s thought.
He’s mentioned to be jealous of his predecessor Theresa May, who has earned greater than £1million on the lecture circuit since quitting as PM final yr.
Mr Johnson believes he may pull in not less than double that.
Shortly earlier than getting into No10 he made £160,000 in a single month from two speeches. He was additionally paid £23,000 a month for an everyday newspaper column.
One MP mentioned: “Boris has not less than six kids, some younger sufficient to wish monetary assist.
“And he needed to pay ex-wife Marina Wheeler a shedload as a part of their divorce deal.”
Mr Johnson additionally has his six-month-old son Wilfred’s future schooling to contemplate. Sending him to his old fashioned Eton will value £42,500 a yr.
Of different ex-Premiers, David Cameron instructions £120,000 for a speech and Tony Blair is price an estimated £22million from lectures and consultancy.
MPs say whereas Mr Johnson yearned to be PM he isn’t so eager on really doing the job.
One added: “Boris is the standard adulterer. Extra within the chase than the prize.”
There’s now fevered behind-the-scenes exercise as PM hopefuls jockey for place.
The bookies’ favorite is Mr Sunak, as he has given away £300billion in Covid money.
Mr Gove may have the help of Mr Johnson’s chief aide Dominic Cummings, who suggested him when he was Educa-
However a senior Tory mentioned: “Which may effectively go in opposition to Michael. The very last thing we wish is for Cummings to remain in No10.”
As First Secretary and Cupboard No2 Mr Raab has the good thing about having carried out Mr Johnson’s job when the PM was off sick with Covid-19 this yr.
However Mr Hunt has not given up hope, regardless of being trounced in final yr’s management contest, and will be seen in search of help amongst MPs within the Commons.