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Boris Johnson: Career in pictures

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 2 of 23: Boris Johnson. Editor of The Spectator in his office. 6/6/2003

Johnson started off his career as a journalist. After a brief stint as a management consultant, he worked as a reporter for The Times in 1987, before getting sacked for making up a quote. He then worked as a correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, covering the European Community during 1989-94 before becoming assistant editor in 1994.

Of his time at The Telegraph, Johnson remarked; “Everything I wrote from Brussels was having this amazing, explosive effect on the Tory party, and it really gave me this, I suppose, rather weird sense of power”.  

In 1994, he became a political columnist for The Spectator, and later went on to become the editor of the magazine in 1999, a role he continued until 2005.

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