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Boris Johnson to write book ‘like no other’ on stormy time as UK prime minister



(News Agency) Boris Johnson has signed a deal to write a book on his tumultuous time as U.K. prime minister.
The Brexiteer politician — who led the Conservative Party to a thumping 2019 election victory but was ousted by his own MPs last year in the wake of a host of scandals — will pen a memoir for HarperCollins, the publisher announced Monday.
Arabella Pike, publishing director at imprint William Collins, said: “This will be a prime ministerial memoir like no other. I look forward to working with Boris Johnson as he writes his account of his time in office during some of the most momentous events the United Kingdom has seen in recent times.”No publication date has yet been set for the book, and financial details of the deal have yet to be disclosed.
Johnson, a longstanding fixture in British politics, led the 2016 campaign for Brexit. He took charge of the Conservatives in 2019, wiping out the opposition Labour Party in its traditional heartlands in that year’s election.
But his first year in office coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic, and, while the U.K. government was praised for its rollout of vaccines, it attracted sharp criticism for its wider handling of the crisis and became mired in the so-called Partygate scandal over breaches of lockdown rules by key people in Johnson’s own government.Johnson was finally brought down by his MPs last year following sexual misconduct claims against a key political ally, but rumors of a potential comeback continue to swirl in Westminster after the Tories replaced his successor Liz Truss with Johnson’s old foe Rishi Sunak. The ex-PM has previously written a host of books, including a biography of his political hero Winston Churchill and a children’s book: “The Perils Of Pushy Parents.”