Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson has started a week's vacation, his second rest in 15 days, his office confirmed on Monday, as the United Kingdom suffers several crises, in particular record inflation.
The Prime Minister is on vacation this week
," said a Downing Street spokesman, stressing that the heads of government, even absent, remain "
informed on all urgent matters and take decisions, particularly in matters of security. national
The spokesman did not say where Mr Johnson was, but according to The Times daily he traveled with his wife Carrie to Greece where he was photographed in a supermarket in an Athens suburb.
The overseas jaunt comes a week after Boris Johnson, who resigned in early July after months of scandal, spent a few days in Slovenia on a '
' with his wife, 24 years his junior and married there. a year ago, the third union for the political leader.
The latter has promised to stay in business until the appointment of a new leader of the Conservative Party.
Only two candidates remain in the running, the head of diplomacy Liz Truss and the former finance minister Rishi Sunak.
The result of the internal election to the political formation is expected on September 5th.
Mr Johnson's new vacation comes as voices have been raised in Britain's political class accusing him of being an absentee at a time when his compatriots are suffering from a very steep rise in the cost of living, with in particular an explosion in electricity prices.
Downing Street said last week that it would be up to “
the future Prime Minister
” to act in the face of this crisis, and not Mr. Johnson, who was supposed to handle current affairs.
The country is also facing a historic drought which is hitting the agricultural sector hard and has made it necessary to put in place watering restrictions in several regions.
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, Mr Johnson intends to embark on "
a series of visits and speeches
" after his return next weekend, to urge his successor to continue to push for his priorities, including backing the United Kingdom to Ukraine in the face of Russian invasion.