Boris Johnson Receives £1 Million Donation from Cryptocurrency Investor

• Former UK prime minister Boris Johnson received a £1 million donation from a Thailand-based cryptocurrency investor.
• The donation was made to Johnson’s company Boris Johnson Ltd. and was given by Christopher Harborne, a pseudonym used by Chakrit Sakunkrit, a Digifinex stakeholder.
• Johnson also earned £250,000 for a speech held at blockchain company ParallelChain Lab in Singapore.

Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently received a £1 million donation from a Thailand-based cryptocurrency investor, as revealed by parliamentary documents. This donation was made to Johnson’s company Boris Johnson Ltd., and was given by Christopher Harborne, a pseudonym used by Chakrit Sakunkrit, a Digifinex stakeholder who funded the Brexit campaign to the tune of £15 million.

The revelation of this donation has raised questions about the source of the funds, with a source close to Johnson claiming that the money would go towards supporting his activities as a former prime minister and not towards a possible new run for the premiership. It was also clarified that the £1 million donation was to his office, and not directly into Johnson’s pocket.

In addition to this donation, Johnson earned £250,000 for a speech held at blockchain company ParallelChain Lab in Singapore. He has reportedly made around £1 million giving speeches since he stepped down as PM in July 2022. Furthermore, the boss of machinery firm JCB also donated more than £20,000 to cover Johnson’s wedding costs.

The latest disclosure of Johnson’s finances has raised concerns about the transparency of political donations, with some claiming that the former PM is using his profile to line his pockets. Johnson has yet to comment on the matter but it is likely that the matter will be scrutinised further in the coming days.