No. 10 quiet on PM’s stay at £25,000-a-week Marbella estate. Prime Minister Boris Johnson headed off to the Costa del Sol for a holiday with Carrie and son Wilfred on Friday.
Questions have been raised over who is paying for the expensive holiday at the home of one of his ministers. Johnson is taking a break from the cost-of-living crisis in the UK. He jetted off to spend time in a villa near Marbella. The villa is reportedly costing a staggering £25,000-per-week.
According to The Daily Mail, the estate is owned by former Conservative MP, Lord Goldsmith. Lord Goldsmith is still a minister as he was given a peerage by Johnson.
Johnson has received much criticism for leaving the UK while the cost of living crisis is ongoing. Home Office minister Damian Hinds has defended the PM’s need to get away. He commented that the holiday is “important for the whole country” as the Prime Minister needs time to wind down. He also said that the time would never be right. This is the first foreign holiday that Johnson has taken since the beginning of the pandemic.
The holiday has also become the talk of the town amongst locals in the village of Benahavis. One local told The MailOnline: “Yes for sure your prime minister Boris Johnson is staying up at the house,
“I don’t know when he arrived but everyone in the village is talking about it.
“It is a very big house and very private but they have to drive in and out.”
Speaking to Sky News Mr Hinds commented: “I think it is important that people do have an opportunity to be with their families to have some relaxing, unwinding.
“But I wouldn’t want to overstate the amount of unwinding and relaxing you get to do as prime minister because as I say you are constantly in touch, you are constantly being briefed and you remain in charge of the Government.”
He also commented: “What is important for the rest of us actually, for the whole country, is that the Prime Minister does get to have some family time, does get to have a break.”
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