Second vacation in two weeks for Boris Johnson

Second holiday in two weeks for Boris Johnson


LONDON | Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson has started a week's vacation, his second rest in 15 days, his office confirmed on Monday, as the UK is facing several crises, in particular record inflation. < /p>

“The Prime Minister is on vacation this week,” said a Downing Street spokesman, stressing that the heads of government, even absent, remain “informed on all urgent matters and take decisions, particularly in matters of security. where Mr Johnson was, but according to The Times newspaper he traveled with his wife Carrie to Greece where he was photographed in a supermarket in a suburb of Athens.

The overseas jaunt comes a week after Boris Johnson, who resigned in early July after months of scandal, spent a few days in Slovenia on a 'honeymoon' with his wife, 24 years his junior and married there. a year ago, the third union for the political leader.

The latter has promised to stay in business until the appointment of a new leader of the Conservative party. Only two candidates remain in the running, the head of diplomacy Liz Truss and the former finance minister Rishi Sunak. The result of the party's internal election is expected on September 5.

Mr Johnson's new vacation comes as voices have been raised in Britain's political class accusing him of being to absent subscribers at a time when his compatriots are suffering from a very sharp increase in the cost of living, with in particular an explosion in the price of electricity.

Downing Street had affirmed last week that it It would be up to “the future Prime Minister” to act in the face of this crisis, and not to Mr. Johnson, who is supposed to expedite day-to-day business.

The country is also facing a historic drought which is hitting the agricultural sector and necessitated watering restrictions in several areas.

According to The Times, Mr Johnson intends to embark on 'a series of visits and speeches' after his return next weekend, in order to encourage his successor to continue to defend himself priorities, including UK support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion.