Times reporting that a prominent MP received a complaint from a Tory donor who was asked to foot the bill for Boris Johnson's son's nanny. The reply:

"I resent being asked to pay to literally wipe the prime minister’s baby’s bottom."

Boris Johnson was one of the highest paid journalists in Fleet Street. His salary at The Telegraph in 2018 was a reportedly £275,000 a year on top of his other salaries and earnings. In 2019 he was earning over £800,000 a year.
More than anything why does Boris Johnson think other people should pay for his childcare and profligate lifestyle?
Still I'm sure the general public will empathise. I mean who hasn't struggled to get by on their 6 figure salary and sought help with the childcare from a very rich Tory donor
Johnson inhabits that curious other world of the English upper classes where nannies are considered essential. Like Jacob Rees Mogg he was essentially brought up by one.

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