Boris heads to Marbella: Supporters will say he led the UK through Covid – so give him a break

Boris Johnson flew to Marbella for what he hopes will be his first uninterrupted holiday since the Covid pandemic began.

The Prime Minister is traveling with his pregnant wife Carrie and their 17 -month -old son Wilf, enjoying his first break abroad.

The family understands staying in a private villa on the Costa del Sol, where the temperature yesterday was a dismal 24C (75F).

They made the trip after the Prime Minister’s barnstorming speech at the Conservative Party conference last week, and took advantage of the fact that the Commons would remain in place for another week.

Marbella has long drawn for the rich and shy of publicity, with exclusive beach clubs offering privacy, gourmet food and fine wines.

But Mr Johnson’s vacation there is likely to be snatched away by critics, who point out that he left the country amid a fuel crisis and with families facing a predicted ‘winter of discontent’, rising prices of energy and stock shortages.

The Prime Minister flew to Marbella with his pregnant wife Carrie and their 17-year-old son Wilf, enjoying his first foreign vacation

The Costa del Sol is popular with prime ministers: Tony Blair and his wife Cherie stayed at a friend’s house in the village of Benahavis, which Michelle Obama visited in 2010

The Costa del Sol is popular with prime ministers: Tony Blair and his wife Cherie stayed at a friend’s house in the village of Benahavis, which Michelle Obama visited in 2010

Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former rotating doctor, wrote a mute tweet about the news this morning, saying: ‘Marbella?  Very beautiful.  F *** business.  Slash affair.  Take a vacation '

Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former rotating doctor, wrote a mute tweet about the news this morning, saying: ‘Marbella? Very beautiful. F *** business. Slash affair. Take a vacation ‘

However, his allies will argue that his last proper rest was on the Caribbean island of Mustique in early January last year – since he nearly died from Covid, lost his mother, divorced, became a father, remarried and prepared to adopt another child, while dealing with the UK’s toughest crisis since World War II.

Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former rotating doctor, wrote a mute tweet about the news this morning, saying: ‘Marbella? Very beautiful. F *** business. Slash affair. Take a vacation ‘.

The former New Labor heavyweight also told LBC this morning: ‘Everyone has a right to rest and you want people in public life to be healthy and healthy and focused and my problem with him is underlying it is the fact that he’s not really focused. the work the way he should.

‘I think you will find it hard to say that the country is in a very good state right now. Energy crisis, HGV shortage, real shortage, real problems associated with the Northern Ireland protocol.

‘There are half a dozen things that the Prime Minister should handle.

‘It’s also true, as you know I’ve been working with Tony Blair for a long time, you can do a horrible job wherever you are, but I feel like Boris Johnson is besieging us the whole time.

‘I don’t think he’s focused on work the way he should be.’

It was reported yesterday that Mr Johnson was ‘extremely exhausted’ at the events of recent months.

The Prime Minister was unlucky on his holidays, with his ‘summer stay’ in the West Country compounded by the crisis in Afghanistan after nearly a day.

He was seen crowding the train station in Taunton in August with his tail shirt off his pants as Kabul fell under Taliban control.

That came a year after an equally dangerous break in the Scottish Highlands, where he pitched a tent on a rugged shore next to a holiday cottage.

The trip was cut short for security reasons after a national newspaper exposed his location.

Mr Johnson also approached ‘disaster’ when he was swept into the sea while trying to paddle while on the trip, only to be saved by his security detail, it claimed.

The Prime Minister is traveling with his pregnant wife Carrie and their 17 -month -old son Wilf, enjoying his first foreign vacation

The Prime Minister is traveling with his pregnant wife Carrie and their 17 -month -old son Wilf, enjoying his first foreign vacation

Her Caribbean holiday was also not without its issues, as it prompted a Commons standard investigation into how the couple enjoyed a £ 15,000 holiday in a house owned by the co-founder of Carphone Warehouse and David Ross.

The Watchdogs determined that Mr. Ross provided the accommodation, but added that the arrangements had been ‘ad hoc and informal and did not appear to have been fully explained to Mr. Johnson at first’.

If he’s looking for something more relaxing in the province of Malaga surrounding Marbella, the enthusiastic historian Mr. Johnson may be tempted by the ancient mountain peak of Ronda, described by Ernest Hemingway as the most romantic town in Spain. .

The region is popular with prime ministers: Tony Blair and his wife Cherie stayed at a friend’s house in the village of Benahavis, which Michelle Obama visited in 2010.

However, his allies will argue that his last proper rest was on the Caribbean island of Mustique in early January last year - since he nearly died from Covid, lost his mother, divorced, became a father, remarried and prepared to adopt another child, while working through the UK's worst crisis since World War II

However, his allies will argue that his last proper rest was on the Caribbean island of Mustique in early January last year – since he nearly died from Covid, lost his mother, divorced, became a father, remarried and prepared to adopt another child, while working through the UK’s worst crisis since World War II

David Cameron and his wife Samantha also vacationed there. More excitingly, Russian leader Vladimir Putin has reportedly built a huge £ 20 million ten-bedroom house with two swimming pools, a private helipad and garage for 22 cars in La Zagaleta, a private estate for the super rich situated in the Andalucian hills. .

Manchester United footballer Cristiano Ronaldo recently bought a £ 1.4 million seaside accommodation with an infinity pool, a private golf course and four bedrooms in an area locally dubbed The Superstars’ Cul-De -Sac.

Other visitors to Marbella include Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Simon Cowell, Rod Stewart and Lord Alan Sugar, who owns a spacious seaside villa there.

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