Boris Johnson’s outside earnings have now hit £5m in the six months since he left office, new figures suggest.

His latest disclosures, which came as he was grilled by MPs over ‘Partygate’, show he billed over half a million pounds from just two speeches in the last two weeks, before deductions. Johnson also earns an £84,000-a-year salary as an MP.

The outside earnings totalled £4.985m – that’s over £25,000 a day since he left Downing Street.

He has also received some £1.1m in donations for his MP’s office – the bulk of it consisting of a £1m donation from Thailand-based business tycoon and Brexit Party donor Christopher Harborne.

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