Boris Johnson is penning a memoir about his tumultuous time as Prime Minister, it was announced today. The ex-Tory premier has signed a deal with publisher Harper Collins for the tell-all book.
Harper Collins publishing director Arabella Pike 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 release date has yet been set for the book.
Mr Johnson led the Tories to their biggest general election landslide in decades in 2019.
He went on to lead the country through the Covid pandemic, from which he almost died.
He was forced out of Downing Street following a series of scandals including the partygate saga and Tory sleaze.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who is blamed by some for his former boss’s downfall, quit as chancellor last July unleashing a flurry of resignations ultimately making Mr Johnson’s position untenable. He departed No 10 in September.
The book comes amid speculation that the Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP could make a sensational comeback in the future.
There are suggestions the ex-prime minister could be eyeing up a return if the Tories face a wipeout in the local elections in May.
But he remains under investigation by the Privileges Committee on whether he misled the Commons with comments he made about partygate.
Mr Johnson sparked the latest comeback speculation with a speech at the Carlton Club in London last Tuesday where he was unveiling a portrait of himself.
The ex-PM delivered a typically upbeat address extolling the achievements of his time in office but made no mention of his unceremonious ejection from No 10.
Mr Johnson insisted the party, which is floundering behind Labor in the polls, can recover at the ballot box.
He also pointed to his government’s record in delivering Brexit and rolling out the Covid vaccine faster than other countries.
And he insisted that voters would return to the Conservatives as the one party committed to cutting taxes and that “really believes in Brexit”.
Mr Johnson said: “When people realize this I think the political dynamic is going to change. There is no desire to vote for Keir Starmer, for Sir crasheroonie snoozefest. So never give in, keep fighting, keep backing the Government – keep making the case for leveling up, for opportunities and for a dynamic low tax global Britain. That is how we will win again.”