Boris Johnson uses his first newspaper column to talk about diet pills

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson He used his first column in the Daily Mail to detail how weight-loss pills made him so sick, so Chose exercise to lose weight.


Johnson agreed with the newspaper to publish one column a week later He resigned as deputy eight days ago After criticism from the House of Commons Privileges Committee, which concluded that Politician misled Parliament regarding “Party Gate”.Parties at Downing Street’s official residence during the pandemic.

In his newspaper article, about 1,200 words long, the former Conservative Prime Minister He discusses his failed experiment with appetite suppressantsalthough it was concluded that it could be used to tackle the obesity crisis in the UK, Efe reports.

As usual, the former leader of the Conservative Party uses quotes from Roman Emperor Julius Caesar or English playwright William Shakespeare to give color to his text. In his column, Johnson says he noticed a colleague in government losing weight and wondered how he had achieved it.


I immediately thought of Julius Caesar and his preference for well-fed fellows. Let me have fat men around meThe Romanian dictator said, shortly before his assassination, “Johnson wrote in one of his paragraphs.

“wonderful” pill

He adds that he discovered that the government buddy was using a The “wonder” pill he tried himselfbut eventually gave it up because he got sick, so he now turns to “exercise and willpower” but concludes that they can be used to help others lose weight if they do well.

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After it became official on Friday that Johnson would be a columnist for the Daily Mail, the Parliamentary Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOPA), a regulator, indicated Johnson had committed to his column. “Breach” of parliamentary rules Having reported his signing 30 minutes before the tabloid announced his signing.

Controversy about his return to the press

The ministerial law states that MPs must ensure that new appointments are not announced before a committee can give its advice, which is mandatory even if an MP has recently resigned, according to a spokeswoman for that committee.


On Thursday, when publishing its report, the House of Commons Privileges Committee recommended that Johnson be Suspended from the House of Commons for 90 days for ‘Partygate’Although the penalty will not be applied because the politician resigned from the position of deputy.

Johnson yet The report is called “garbage” He considered that Thursday was a “terrible day” for democracy.

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