Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson has apologized to the parliament over earnings he failed to register on time.
The House of Common’s standards watchdog ordered Johnson on Thursday to make a formal apology for almost 53,000 pounds ($67,495) earnings he had failed to declare on time.
The committee found that the earnings totaled 52,722.80 pounds and included nine payments which should have been declared within a 28-day deadline, which Johnson failed top observe.
Standards commissioner Kathryn Stone said in his report that Johnson’s failure was neither “inadvertent” nor “minor” and he was in breach of the rules of the parliament and had failed to fulfill his responsibilities.
Johnson, a fierce critic of Prime Minister Theresa May’s strategy for leaving the European Union, receives a yearly salary of 275,000 pounds for his famous weekly column in the Daily Telegraph. He also regularly receives royalties from abroad…