Downing Street defended Boris Johnson after admitting he’s been in the West Country with his family since Sunday.
No 10 said the Prime Minister was continuing to work on matters including the fallout from the withdrawal from Afghanistan while away with pregnant wife Carrie and their son Wilfred.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson said that Boris Johnson was expected back at his desk in London on Thursday, but declined to describe the trip as a holiday.
Pressed whether Boris Johnson was working full time, the spokesman responded that the Prime Minister was continuing to work.
The time provoked critique from politicians trying to support constituents with loved ones still in Afghanistan.
Leeds North West Labour MP Alex Sobel said that if it wasn’t a holiday, what was it? And he said that MPs hadn’t had a briefing call since Thursday and that he was on over 200 family members stuck in Afghanistan and not a single response on a single case.
This makes Boris Johnson the worst possible leader at the worst possible time. But then when is a good time? Perhaps when he’s no longer the Prime Minister.
This man appears to have a permanent holiday. The only time he pops up is when he’s raiding the dressing up box or wearing a hi-viz to costume play as a member of the working class.
And coming to an airport near you soon. “Sorry Madam, you can’t fly today because your digital passport is out of date because you failed to have your 6th booster jab last week.”
When Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, he should have accepted that his life would dramatically change, and surely he must have realised by now that it’s not a holiday every day of the week.
Parliament needs to realise that as well. After all, they’re just about the only place of work that shuts down for the summer. Could you imagine the Bank of England doing that, or prison services and such? There would be chaos, but Boris Johnson there is chaos, but he seems to be the only one that’s living in Alice In Wonderland and is still chasing that damn rabbit.
And if Boris Johnson retired, he wouldn’t be missed because he’s totally ineffectual whether he’s here or not, and if it’s work, why take the wife and son. He must be as dense as treacle if he believes people are going to swallow that one, and why on earth did this comedian put himself forward to be Prime Minister when he has neither the ability nor interest in doing the job.
Of course, Boris Johnson’s lifetime dream was to become Prime Minister, but he’s struggling, and little by little that light might dawn on voters, that this impostor is a disaster who lies, bluffs and twists his way nonchalantly through life, destroying what he doesn’t understand or care about – ordinary people, which is everything except his own self-centred desires.
And clearly, Boris Johnson has a somewhat different definition of work from the rest of us, and it seems that when the going gets tough, Boris Johnson goes on holiday. We saw it with the floods, COVID, exams disasters and now Afghanistan.
Continuing to work the spokesman said, well, that will be a first for Boris Johnson.
And MPs have almost become celebrities now, where once upon a time they were hard-working, now they’re just in it for the money and photo opportunities.