Was Johnson shamed into taking paternity leave ‘later in the year’?

He shouldn’t be taking any at all, of course.

As prime minister of the UK, Boris Johnson helped create the worst public health crisis in decades by failing to ensure that the UK was prepared for the coronavirus pandemic.

Indeed, he weakened the nation’s ability to handle it.

Yesterday (April 29), when he used the birth of his child as an excuse to avoid providing awkward answers in Prime Minister’s Questions, This Site (and no doubt many other people) questioned whether Johnson was going to use this as an excuse to take even more time off, during the emergency.

Today we find that he will indeed be taking time off – later in the year. Was he shamed into coming back?

But paternity leave – which can last up to two weeks, must end within eight weeks of a birth.

What are the chances that this hugely damaging crisis will be over by then?

Even if the current restrictions on movement are fully lifted (an unwise move that would invite a second spike in infections and deaths), a responsible leader would go without his holiday and serve the nation, helping get it back on its feet.

But of course, I forget: Boris Johnson isn’t a responsible person.

And he certainly is not a leader.

The good news is that his income for the two weeks’ leave will be a maximum of £302.40 – much less than his normal salary for the fortnight.

When he realises that, he’ll probably say he can manage without the break.

Source: Boris Johnson to take paternity leave ‘later in the year’ – ITV News

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1 thought on “Was Johnson shamed into taking paternity leave ‘later in the year’?

  1. Colin Glazebrook

    Be fair Mike, don’t give him all the credit. He may be a useless tw*t but he’s had 2 other useless tw*ts prepare the ground work for this disaster and he is surrounded by useless tw*ts.

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