UK 20 July 2015 Boris Johnson trousers £25,000 pay rise from the Telegraph London's part-time mayor has been handed a £25,000 pay rise by the Telegraph. Your mole weeps. Seriously? Photo: Getty Images NSSign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Boris Johnson has netted a £25,000 payrise since 2009, taking his earnings at the Telegraph to £275,000 from £250,000. The £25,000 payrise - or, as we call it here at Mole Towers, "an entire salary" - comes on top top of his day job as Mayor of London, from which he trousers a mere £140,000, and the meagre £74,000 he gets as MP for Ruislip & Uxbridge. And what exactly is the Telegraph getting for all that money? BoJo - whose constituents really must be wondering at this point what, exactly, they are getting for their money - has recently suggested that the way forward for Greece is to recover the spirit of the original Olympians, and has today come to the defence of Her Maj's Nazi salute. Nice work if you can get it. (The mole is grateful to the keen eyes of the Indy's Jon Stone.) › Gibraltar: on the crest of a wave I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!