'Let my people go!' - Boris blasts 'chicken' Theresa May as he gets by on 'chicken feed' salary
Boris Johnson once described his hefty fee for writing Telegraph columns as "chicken feed".
The former Cabinet big beast currently pockets £275,000 a year for his colourful broadsheet missives, which tend to give bleary-eyed Monday morning hacks scrabbling around for a news line an easy way into the latest Brexit stories.
Exclusive analysis carried out by Total Politics on the back of a fag packet puts that at a tasty £5,288.46 per weekly column.
Meanwhile an in-depth look at the number of original sentiments expressed in the columns over the past year alone reveals that Boris nets approximately £275,000 per new thought.
Yep, it's back to the same old sentiments in Monday's op-ed, published just hours after a crunch Chequers meeting between the embattled Theresa May and senior Brexiteers.
Fresh from being snapped not wearing a seatbelt as he arrived at the Buckinghamshire country pile, the Tory titan is... you guessed it, still not a fan of the Prime Minister or her EU strategy, such as it is.
"MPs voted overwhelmingly to trigger Article 50, and therefore to leave the EU on March 29 – this coming Friday," he fumes.
"It is a scandal that we are not in fact doing so.
"The reason we are not leaving on Friday is not the fault of MPs. We are not leaving this Friday because the government has chickened out."
Still, at least he knows a colourful turn of phrase, as the Telegraph was keen to highlight on the majority of its Monday front page.
"We have blinked," it reads.
"We have baulked. We have bottled it completely. It is time for the PM to channel the spirit of Moses in Exodus, and say to Pharaoh in Brussels: Let my people go!"
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