second holiday in two weeks for Boris Johnson

Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson has started a week’s vacation, his second rest in 15 days, his office confirmed on Monday, as the United Kingdom suffers several crises, in particular record inflation.

The Prime Minister is on vacation this week“Said a spokesman for Downing Street, stressing that the heads of government, even absent, remain”informed on all urgent matters and take decisions, particularly in matters of national security“.

The spokesman did not say where Boris Johnson was, but according to The Times daily, he traveled with his wife Carrie to Greece where he was photographed in a supermarket in an Athens suburb.

The overseas jaunt comes a week after Boris Johnson, who resigned in early July after months of scandal, spent a few days in Slovenia for a “honeymoonwith his wife, 24 years his junior and married 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 internal election to the political formation is expected on September 5th.

Johnson’s new vacation comes as voices have risen in Britain’s political class blaming him for being an absentee at a time when his compatriots are suffering from a very steep rise in the cost of living, with an explosion in particular electricity prices.

Downing Street said last week that he would returnto the future Prime Ministerto act in the face of this crisis, and not to Johnson, who is supposed to dispatch current affairs.

The country is also facing a historic drought which is hitting the agricultural sector hard and has made it necessary to put in place watering restrictions in several regions.

According The TimesMr Johnson intends to embark on “a series of visits and speechesafter his return next weekend, to urge his successor to continue to push for his priorities, including UK support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion.


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