Page last updated at 08:56 GMT, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 09:56 UK

Boris's 250,000 newspaper deal

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London Mayor Boris Johnson has defended his quarter of a million pounds annual contract with a national newspaper for writing articles.

Conservative Party leader David Cameron announced at the end of June that all shadow cabinet members must give up any other jobs they hold by the end of the year.

He made the remarks in an interview with Stephen Sackur for the Hardtalk programme.

The full interview will air on BBC News Channel at 2330 on Tuesday 14th July 2009, and is also available to view on iPlayer

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