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Boris to ‘resign in spring because his £150,000 salary is too low’

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Sources said the PM has privately said he cannot live on his salary (Picture: NurPhoto)

Boris Johnson is reportedly intending to resign next spring because he thinks his salary is too low, Tory MPs have claimed.

The prime minister has allegedly complained to his colleagues that he cannot live on his annual salary of £150,402 and earned more before he took up the top job in July last year.

Shortly before becoming PM, Johnson earned £23,000 a month for his newspaper column in The Telegraph, on top of speeches and appearances for which he raked in hundreds of thousands of pounds.

In one month alone, he reportedly received £160,000 in one month for two speeches, according to the Mirror.

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But Whitehall sources told the paper the PM wants to wait another six months before handing in his resignation, so he can get Brexit done and see the UK through the worst of the pandemic. 

One MP said Johnson was concerned about raising his six children and sending his youngest son, Wilfred, to Eton, which costs £42,500 a year. 

‘Boris has at least six children, some young enough to need financial help,’ the MP reportedly said.

‘And he had to pay ex-wife Marina Wheeler a shedload as part of their divorce deal.’

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London on October 16, 2020.

One MP accused the prime minister of being a ‘typical adulterer’ who preferred the idea of the job rather than actually doing it (Picture: AFP)

Another MP called Johnson, who had long pursued his dream of becoming prime minister, a ‘typical adulterer’ who was ‘more interested in the chase than the prize’. 

No 10 denied the claims to Metro.co.uk but declined to comment further.

Government officials and former prime ministers can make a great amount of money by giving speeches and making appearances at engagements. 

MPs believe Johnson is envious of his predecessors, with Theresa May earning more than £1 million on the lecture circuit since resigning last year.

David Cameron gets £120,000 per speech and Tony Blair is currently worth around £22 million due to consultancy work and giving lectures.

It comes after Jennifer Acuri yesterday admitted to having an affair with Johnson while he was mayor of London.

The businesswoman made the admission following accusations last year that Johnson gave her favourable treatment as mayor.

The PM avoided a criminal investigation after the police watchdog found no evidence he influenced thousands of pounds of public money awarded to Ms Acuri.

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Choosing the Best Insulating Duct Materials for Your Air Ducts

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Insulating ducts can be quite a challenge if you are unaware of the different types of air ducts and insulation that exist. You will need to do your homework and understand that each job is different. Each job may require a different form of insulation. You don’t want to end up with the wrong type of insulation for your air ducts.

Fiberglass Duct Board

The fiberglass duct board is by far the most effective. You can find formaldehyde-free insulation that also has an acrylic coating. This coating will help to keep the glass fibers from your airstream and excess noise from your home. You will also be able to enjoy a higher air quality. This type of duct will be a little bit more expensive to install, so it is not the most popular method. You will need to keep in mind you may have to pay a little more than you want in order to get your home filled with clean air and free of unwanted noise.

Sheet Metal Ducts

Uninsulated rectangular ducts, also known as sheet metal ducts, are the most popular type. While they are inexpensive to install, they are not very effective. They allow excess noise in your home; they are also prone to condensation as well as air leakage.

If you do choose to use these, you can make them more effective. You will need to wrap them in an external insulation. Insulating ducts will help to improve the overall performance and get them working the way they should. Any type of air duct can always benefit from external insulation. Typically this insulation is not very expensive, and installing it is not too difficult.

Basic Ductwork

It is important you have at least a basic understanding for ductwork when you are working on them. The more you know, the better off you will be when it comes to picking the right type for your home. Both hot and cold air will need to be absorbed enough for your home to stay at a comfortable temperature year-round. Insulating ducts aids in this process.

There are three duct classifications. The first is the conditioned air duct. This will carry all of the conditioned air and disperse it back into the system. Fresh air ducts will focus on the fresh air in your air conditioning system. A round duct is the most effective. You will need less material than you would for a rectangular or a square duct.

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Chrissy Metz Talks Returning to ‘This Is Us’ Set, Plus: Her Sweet Words About Pregnant Mandy Moore

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“This Is Us” is back with its fifth season in just a few days!

“Extra’s” Cheslie Kryst spoke with Chrissy Metz, who has back at work on the hit show. Referencing the COVID-19 safety protocols, she said, “We have masks, we have shields, we are in our pods… we don’t all exit or enter in the same way… We rehearse in our masks… the whole set gets wiped down… A lot of work, time, energy, money, effort, but I’m so grateful that we are doing it… There’s just some new protocols.”

Chrissy admitted the pandemic hasn’t been easy on her. She shared, “I have been well. The first couple months of quarantine were really tricky. I was really dealing with some anxiety and uncertainty. Everything that was planned, I was like, ‘Oh, no, we have to learn to live in the present.’ Thank goodness for therapy — I am doing much, much better.”

Metz also shared some excitement for her co-star Mandy Moore, who is expecting her first child. She gushed, “I get so excited looking at her. I’m like, ‘Oh, my gosh! She is having a baby! She is making a baby!’ I know how happy it makes her — it’s really wonderful When you love somebody so much and you know how happy they are — she does everything with such grace. It’s hard enough to be back at work with all the COVID precautions, but then to be pregnant and be in prosthetics, she is mind-blowing, she is amazing. I learn so much from her.”

The new season of “This Is Us” premieres on Tuesday, October 27. Of what’s to come for her character Kate, Chrissy dished, “We get to see how Kate and Toby are navigating through parenthood, and also attempting to adopt a baby and is this the right time… The adoption process is something that is really important to see. When people get to see that on screen, especially with Kate and Toby who are just trying to figure out life themselves, people see themselves in that storyline.”

“This Is Us” airs on NBC.

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A few of the Oscar categories this year are considered locks, like Cate Blanchett for Best Actress, Jared Leto for Best Supporting Actor, or Drive for Secret Best Picture. In that spirit, a few of us at Rotten Tomatoes recorded a video of Oscars we dare the Academy to give out this year. Check out the video below.

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