Michael Gove Trousers £150,000 A Year For Column In The Times

Gove’s remuneration is revealed in the latest register of of Members’ interests, and also suggests he is writing a book for Harper Collins – and has already received a £17,500 for the unnamed project.

His entry suggests he is to spend eight hours a week penning the column on a 12-month contract. 

Gove, the former Justice Secretary, was sacked by Prime Minister Theresa May after failing to beat her in the Tory leadership contest.

At the same time, Johnson, another failed would-be Conservative leader, was elevated to Foreign Secretary in May’s Cabinet, forcing him to relinquish his weekly column in The Telegraph in July.

Johnson – who wrote two columns before deciding whether to campaign to quit the EU, one backing Leave and another for Remain – was paid £247,000-a-year for his Monday bulletin.

By contrast to his fellow Brexit-eer, Johnson spent just 10 hours a month on his column.

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