Boris Johnson’s impromptu holiday to the Costa del Sol amidst an ongoing government battle to stem a cost of living crisis as well as the fallout from spiraling gas prices has been defended by a Cabinet minister.
Kwasi Kwarteng, the Cabinet’s Business Secretary, reportedly insisted that the Prime Minister’s break was “reasonable” as Boris Johnson allegedly jetted off to Marbella this weekend.
According to Kwarteng, he and the prime minister have remained in “regular WhatsApp contact” while he is on holiday. Kwarteng also noted that the prime minister recently lost his mother when defending his mid-crisis holiday.
Downing Street did not confirm nor deny that the prime minister was away on holidays in Spain.
Boris Johnson reportedly travelled to a private villa in Marbella alongside his pregnant wife Carrie and their one-year-old son Wilf after the Conservative Party conference last week.
Mr Kwarteng told Times Radio: “I believe he has gone away. I’m not sure where he’s gone.
“But what I would say is I am in regular contact with him. He’s also had a year-and-a-half in which he’s almost lost his life to Covid, his mother passed away very sadly two or three weeks ago and he may have decided to take a short break.
“I think that’s something reasonable.
“I’m in regular WhatsApp contact with him, I spoke to him only a few days ago. I’m not sure when he’s supposed to have left the country.”