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Former PM Boris Johnson takes up new job: ‘I’m very much looking forward to…’ GB News presenter

Johnson worked as a journalist before entering politics and started penning columns for the Daily Mail in June.

Boris Johnson (Photo by Leon Neal – WPA Pool /Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

FORMER prime minister Boris Johnson on Friday (27) said he would join television station GB News which means he would take up another media assignment besides his job as a columnist for the Daily Mail newspaper.

“I’m going to be giving this remarkable new TV channel my unvarnished views on everything from Russia to China, the war in Ukraine, how we meet all those challenges, to the huge opportunities that lie ahead for us,” Johnson said on X.

The channel, which was launched two years ago with a mix of news, opinions and analyses that are more similar to American channels such as Fox News than other broadcasters in the UK. The country’s broadcasting watchdog has said that the station violated impartiality rules on a number of occasions, a report by Reuters said.

The 59-year-old Johnson, who played a major role in the movement to take Britain out of the European Union, became the premier in 2019 and won a big majority in an election later the same year. He resigned last year following a string of scandals which cost him the support of several Conservative lawmakers.

Johnson worked as a journalist before entering politics and started penning columns for the Daily Mail in June.

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