Boris Johnson Set to Write a Prime Ministerial Memoir
The former Conservative leader will write an account of his time in office – from his historical win in 2019 to his dramatic ousting in 2022.
Boris Johnson is set to write a memoir about his time in Downing Street, his publisher has announced.
The former prime minister, who was ousted from the role last summer, has sold the rights to his book to HarperCollins.
Its title and publication date have yet to be revealed, but the company’s publishing director, Arabella Pike, said it would be “a prime ministerial memoir like no other”.
Still a Tory MP, the former journalist has written books on Winston Churchill and William Shakespeare, alongside a novel called Seventy-Two Virgins.
Ms Pike said the new book will be “his account of his time in office during some of the most momentous events the United Kingdom has seen in recent times”.
Mr Johnson took over as prime minister in July 2019 after Theresa May was ousted by Tory MPs over her dealings with Brexit.
Later that year, he led the Conservative Party to victory in the general election with an 80-seat majority after a promise to “get Brexit done”.
But his premiership was dominated by the COVID pandemic, which led to him being placed in intensive care after he caught the virus.
Mr Johnson’s downfall appeared to begin with revelations of parties in Downing Street during lockdown – one of which he, his wife Carrie and current PM Rishi Sunak were fined for attending.
But it ended due to his handling of allegations against his former deputy chief whip, Chris Pincher, and with a raft of ministerial resignations, eventually leading to his own.
Since leaving office, he has remained a backbench Tory MP, but has continued to hit the headlines over reported attempts to get back into Number 10, his well-paid speeches and large donations being sent his way.
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