Brits are wondering where their Prime Minister had gone as the United Kingdom is smitten with a coronavirus pandemic, a recession and exam turmoil finally have an answer.
The leader has been located on a glamping holiday with fiancee Carrie Symonds in Scotland as Brit’s own summer holidays abroad are put in danger by yet another round of eleventh-hour quarantine announcements, but Boris Johnson opted for a staycation.
His absence has raised eyebrows in recent days as his deputies deal with the fallout over the school exams grading embarrassment.
Downing Street had made no secret of Boris Johnson’s plans to take a holiday with the 32-year-old mother of his new offspring and the couple were hunted down to a three-bedroom cottage and tent set up on the Scottish coast, where they are tucked away with baby Wilfred and canine Dilyn.
The precise location of the cottage – speculated to have been chosen for its remoteness, has not been published.
The Prime Minister was pictured grimacing in a seersucker shirt and black beanie as shutterbugs caught him ducking outside the windswept hillside property.
The photographers captured a contemporary teepee style calico tent about 50 yards from the cottage and according to a media outlet, it costs more than £1,500 a week to rent the plum spot during the summer peak.
One holidaymaker reportedly crossed paths with the Tory leader on a hiking trail in the area on Wednesday and he said that he recognised the Prime Minister despite his face being covered by a special hat to shield against Scotland’s midges.
His security detail, dog Dilyn and fiancee Carrie Symonds were instantly recognisable, the hiker said. The tourist said it just looked like any other normal family day out.
But the holiday spot is a far cry from the couple’s previous choice of Mustique, where the Prime Minister and his love chose the luxury Caribbean retreat for their New Year’s break.
The under-fire leader did work throughout during the parliamentary summer recess period before taking his holiday and split from convention by taking a holiday away from the limelight, unlike previous Prime Ministers including David Cameron and Theresa May, who have allowed media to photograph their summer breaks.
Reports had claimed that Boris Johnson would spend his summer holiday camping and No 10 had insisted he would be kept briefed on the exams saga while he was on holiday.
But as a Prime Minister for a country currently being run down, Boris Johnson needs to take charge and be responsible for his country, the holiday could have waited and what about the thousands that have died due to Torie’s ineptitude, they won’t be getting any more holidays, full stop.
What’s he hiding in the fridge again, no he’s mimicked Theresa May this time and taken to the fields and I wonder who’s footing the extra security bill?
And what is he doing exactly? Exam debacle, thousands dead before their time, millions wasted on cronies, non-arrival of PPE and a co-worker he won’t fire even though he’s under enquiry for a rape charge.
Brexit negotiations are in turmoil, thousands of jobs are being lost every day, what a magnificent job he’s doing there and the leading MPs et cetera are getting longer holidays than the rest of the country.