Boris Johnson is taking a sunshine break thousands of miles from the problems overwhelming Britain at a £25,000 a week luxury hideaway, which is owned by one of his ministers.
Spanish media reported that the Prime Minister and his growing family are staying at Tory peer Zac Goldsmith’s home in the hills above the Costa del Sol.
Lots of security officials and police movements had been detected around the property after Boris Johnson’s trip was reported by a newspaper outlet and other newspapers.
Boris Johnson’s foreign holiday, his first since before the pandemic, is expected to be seized on by critics, who will point out that he’s left the country amid a fuel emergency and with families facing a predicted winter of discontent, surging energy prices and stock deficits.
However, it’s hoped some time in the expensive Spanish hillside hideaway will give him a chance to recharge, and residents of the charming village of Benahavis said the Prime Minister’s visit had become the talking point amongst locals.
Farmer Pedro Benares told a newspaper outlet that for sure Boris Johnson is staying up at the house and that he didn’t know when he arrived but everyone in the village was chatting about it.
He said that it’s a very big house and very private but they have to drive in and out.
The estate, known as Torres Tramores, is a brief drive from the picturesque village of Benahavis and has its own helipad to make sure VIP holidaymakers can come and go without being noticed.
The main house is set over three levels and can sleep up to 13 people. It also includes a two-bedroom apartment with separate access.
There’s also a slightly smaller dwelling that sleeps up to 10 people and includes five en-suite bedrooms which can be rented separately.
Princess Diana is rumoured to have stayed at the posh estate, set in over 600 acres of woodland, after her divorce from Prince Charles.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, then a professional cricketer, was pictured on his 1995 honeymoon at the estate with his now ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith, Zac Goldsmith’s sister.
Boris Johnson has not been pictured at the property, and it’s not known if he has left the estate since arriving on Friday with his expecting wife Carrie, 33, and their one-year-old son Wilfred, but it does look like Boris is just putting his feet up before he fashions a long dark winter for us.
And there’s nothing in Boris Johnson’s repertoire that even hints at repair or control. It’s the politics of attention-grabbing mayhem to make us think how much we need a great supreme leader with a circus act and a sense of humour – something will come along to fix everything until we all realise that it won’t.
To be honest, we wouldn’t have missed him if we didn’t know he was on vacation, just like when the fuel business began, not in sight until there’s a good news story problem, and his going on holiday is extremely distasteful, given the difficulties we have in the United Kingdom, and he should be here sorting out this mess.
Some leader we have, and in one of the most difficult times this past 40 years, he leaves all this debris behind him to enjoy himself – I wish we could all do the same.
He is the worst Tory party leader ever and roll on the election because we certainly need a leader with some common sense and forward-thinking.