Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received a £1 million donation from a Thailand-based cryptocurrency investor, parliamentary documents reveal.
A profit register issued Friday, Jan. 13 showed that Johnson’s company, Boris Johnson Co., received a donation from Christopher Herbern. It was also revealed that Johnson earned his £250,000 during a speech held at the Singapore blockchain company ParallelChain Lab.
According to news website Protos, Christopher Harborne is a pseudonym used by Chakrit Sakukrit, a Digifinex stakeholder who funded the Brexit campaign with £15 million.
A source close to Johnson said the money would be used to support his activities as former prime minister and would not be used for the prime minister’s potential re-election.
The office was also keen to distinguish between funding the former prime minister and funding his office. They explained that the £1 million donation was directed to his office and did not go directly into Johnson’s pocket.
Boris Johnson has reportedly given around £1m in speeches since stepping down as prime minister in July 2022, and the boss of machinery company JCB has pledged more than £20,000 to cover the cost of the wedding. donated the