BORIS Johnson decided to become a politician after having “the beginnings of a midlife crisis” aged 35, he revealed last night.
The PM told schoolkids that he felt he needed to contribute more, and so ditched his journalism career and became an MP instead.
He said last night: “When I was about 35 years old I had the beginnings of a midlife crisis.
“I knew, I felt I had to start to contribute more.
“So I went into politics, as well as writing. There were lots of things I wanted to do.”
But he warned teens at the school they didn’t need to worry about having a similar crisis as they were far too young.
However, he insisted that he’d now turned his focus to tackling equality of opportunity across the whole of the UK, warning: “Talent is everywhere, but opportunity isn’t.”
Mr Johnson was editor of The Spectator magazine from 1999 to 2005 and also worked for The Times and Daily Telegraph as a columnist.
The PM became MP for Henley in 2001, and later was Mayor of London for two terms before returning to Parliament in 2015 and spearheading the Vote Leave campaign during the EU referendum.
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