Downing Street has denied an Italian newspaper’s assertion that Boris Johnson enjoyed a secret jaunt to Perugia last weekend as Brexit and coronavirus gripped the United Kingdom.
La Repubblica cites an official statement from the Umbrian airport dated September 17 which stated that Boris Johnson travelled through in the last few days and a source from San Francesco d’Assisi airport told the newspaper that the Prime Minister landed on Friday, September 11 at 2 pm, but No 10 told the Italian daily that the claim was wrong.
On that Friday, Boris Johnson was met with MPs preparing to rebel on his international lawbreaking Brexit legislation and increasing numbers of coronavirus infections across the United Kingdom.
The Prime Minister and fiancee Carrie Symonds also reportedly baptised son Wilfred that weekend, it was claimed.
Boris Johnson has reportedly journeyed to the airport before to see his friend Evgeny Lebedev, owner of the Evening Standard, at his medieval castle.
Russian born Evgeny Lebedev, whose father is an ex KGB operative, is known for hosting grand bashes for celeb guests at the Castello di Santa Eurasia.
According to one report Boris Johnson worked from Downing Street on the day in question and took part in a Zoom call with 256 Tory MPs on Brexit.
Boris Johnson had attempted to give a patriotic rallying cry to inspire his colleagues to back his controversial plans for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
One source said that Boris Johnson’s connection had cut out during the call and when he came back on he quipped that he should probably invest in a super-fast internet.
Last year it was said that Boris Johnson, during his time as Foreign Secretary, had been spotted at Perugia’s airport looking disorganised in last night’s clothes and a fellow passenger told a news outlet that Boris Johnson seemed to be stumbling around and at one point looked as if he might vomit, but there was silence from Boris Johnson’s communications staff when these reports emerged.
Last month, Boris Johnson nominated Mr Lebedev for a life peerage for his services to the media industry and his philanthropic work.
There are no constraints on travel at the moment, so there shouldn’t be an issue with Boris Johnson travelling to wherever he wants to at the moment, the issue seems to be, is that he’s travelling while the Brexit crisis is going on, that’s if he really travelled at all – at the moment, it all seems to be speculation.
The problem is that it could be true or it could be totally bogus, but the fact is many people distrust Boris Johnson enough now to believe that it’s highly doable, but does it actually matter, he’s useless no matter where he’s located, and our part-time Prime Minister is always going AWOL.
However, the masses are just as gullible and if someone said they saw Elvis in a Fish and Chip shop in Leeds, some people might believe that as well – propaganda goes a long way when it comes to Government business.
Someone is telling porkies but if it does turn out to be true, Boris Johnson should resign or the 1922 committee members should take measures to replace him. If this story turns out to be false, then Boris Johnson should sue the newspaper.