The National:

BORIS Johnson is a curious human being. While foreign secretary he put at risk the livelihood of a Briton who had been jailed abroad with uninformed comments, recited a Rudyard Kipling poem from the colonial-era while at a religious ceremony in Myanmar and said that a North-African warzone would be great for tourists if they’d only clean up the dead bodies.

While partaking in all these gaffes, Boris was also paid £250,000 a year – on top of his parliamentary wage, which is mere “chickenfeed” to someone of his social standing – to write weekly columns for the Daily Telegraph.

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Now journalism has had it’s issues with the move online, to say the least. A failure to come together as an industry in the early days of ubiquitous internet access means that many are now scrambling around trying to monetise something that the public have got used to receiving for free.

The Telegraph is one of the publications, like ourselves, that operates a successful paywall model for online content. The newspaper then relies on its reporters an columnists to provide content that readers are willing to pay a monthly charge for.

Columnists such as Boris Johnson.

So we can only imagine that the hierarchy at the Telegraph will be slightly perturbed given that Boris appears to be copying and pasting his article – that is, after it has been read and re-read, legalled (presumably), placed on the page and sub-edited – and sharing it on his Facebook page. For FREE.