Public bemused as Boris Johnson seen painting in Marbella

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Public bemused as Boris Johnson seen painting in Marbella
Public bemused as Boris Johnson seen painting in Marbella. Credit: Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing Street flickr

Boris Johnson has been pictured painting while on holiday in Marbella, Spain, much to the UK public’s bemusement.

Prime minister Boris Johnson left the country for Marbella on Friday despite the escalating crises in the UK and has since been relaxing and painting.

From increasing energy prices to damning criticism over how the health pandemic was handled, HGV shortages and empty supermarket shelves, the UK is bracing for a so-called “winter of discontent.”

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People are livid following the release of pictures showing Johnson painting on holiday in the £25,000-a-week villa he has apparently borrowed from a Tory peer, especially after ministers insisted he was working remotely.

A spokesperson for the prime minister said on Monday: “The prime minister continues to be in charge as is always the case. The prime minister has taken calls with leaders already and there will be others to follow.”

“The prime minister has been kept regularly updated on the ongoing work to address the current issues around fuel and supply chains.”


“He is in regular contact with ministers and No 10.”

“He is also continuing to take calls particularly in the run-up to Cop26.”

The PMs holiday comes less than two months after he and then-foreign secretary Dominic Raab were under fire for going on holiday during the Afghanistan crisis.


Johnson’s critics have been quick to compare him to World War 2 prime minister and fellow painter, Winston Churchill – who Johnson also idolises.


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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.

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