Steve Bannon: ‘We went back and forth’ on the themes of Johnson’s big speech
In a London hotel, the far-right activist told how he had exchanged texts with the former foreign secretary on his big resignation speech
On 16 July last year, days after his resignation as foreign secretary, the Daily Telegraph gave most of its front page to the man whose career it had done so much to nurture and promote: Boris Johnson. “He’s back,” roared the masthead. “Boris Johnson returns to his Telegraph column.”
It was a major coup for the paper. Johnson’s column – for which he was paid £275,000 a year – regularly made headlines and it had been missed during the year he had reluctantly given it up to be foreign secretary.