Boris Johnson jets off on ‘hard-earned’ holiday – just five weeks after his last one

Flag-waving twit: It wouldn’t surprise anybody if this was how Boris Johnson arrived in Marbella.

Here’s the story, then:

That’s right – he said he was going to “unleash the spirit of Britain” but instead he’s slipped the leash and run off to Marbella.

He is said to have gone on Friday and will be at a luxury villa until next Thursday. One supposes he needed a break after the effort of telling all those lies in his Tory conference speech.

Or, indeed, from the effort of doing this:

Some of us have questioned the wisdom of a prime minister leaving the country in such a terrible state:

Of course, Mr Johnson has famously complained that he can’t afford to survive on his prime ministerial salary alone, and we discovered that this was true when we found out that his redecoration of the Downing Street flat was funded by someone else, as was his holiday over Christmas 2019.

Tory Donor David Ross, who owns Carphone Warehouse, arranged for Johnson to stay in a holiday villa whose former owners were paid by The Mustique Company that manages the island.

So this question is fair:

Of course, some Tories are outraged at criticism of the PM’s apparently-sudden decision to do a moonlight (or even a daylight) flit. But, reading Cllr Joe Porter’s comment, my sympathies were with Brendan May.

Most of us, I expect, agree with the sentiments expressed below:

What would Johnson himself say? Something like this?

It would be in character – because it’s wrong. Oh – and that means Cllr Porter was wrong too:

Some commenters are making particularly pointed observations:

It’s possible – especially considering the claims by former Tory Deputy PM Michael Heseltine:

Lord Heseltine asked Sky News: “Can you show me any area where you think this Government has actually achieved a greater degree of control?

“It’s lurching from crisis to crisis and it is patently not in control.”

Fair comment? The New York Times would apparently agree – not only with the sentiment but with where blame should be laid:

But it seems Johnson has a plan to maintain power. He’s planning to hold an election in November or December 2023 – more than two years from now – in a bid to wrongfoot Keir Starmer’s Labour Party and catch it off-guard:

Sadly, knowing Starmer, he’ll probably succeed.

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4 thoughts on “Boris Johnson jets off on ‘hard-earned’ holiday – just five weeks after his last one

  1. Hecuba

    Little fascist dictator duck johnson swans off to yet doubtless ‘free paid’ lavish and luxurious holiday because poor little dear he can’t cope with working five days a week!! Little duck johnson claimed earlier this year he would not be taking a holiday out of little england! So another lie to add to his endless list of lies!

    Meanwhile stupid peasants continue to adore this vile fascist dictator!

  2. James

    The twitter link quoting the New York Times – I’ve had a bit of a search and can’t find any such story/article. If it does exist it’s clearly well-researched and truthful, but an actual link is always a GOOD THING! Meanwhile – yet another fine post from Vox Political – good on yer, young Mike 🙂

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