UK's Ex-PM Johnson to Join GB News

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    The Facts

    • Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he will join the TV channel GB News as a presenter, program maker, and commentator from the beginning of 2024.

    • Posting on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, Johnson stated that he was "excited" to join GB News, stating he would share his "unvarnished views" on global affairs.


    The Spin

    Right narrative

    While the media and political establishments continue to seek the demise of GB News, the signing of Johnson shows that the TV channel continues to grow in popularity and power. Whether you agree or disagree with the former prime minister, it's certain that everybody will have their eyes on his new show in 2024.

    Left narrative

    The return of Johnson to the spotlight shows that, after his disgraceful premiership at the helm of the UK government, the former prime minister has no shame. Following lie after lie, as well as an onslaught of scandals, there's no public desire to see Johnson anytime soon.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 4% chance that Boris Johnson will return as the leader of the UK Conservative Party before 2026, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


    Political split

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