Boris Johnson will start his summer vacation on Wednesday and his term as Prime Minister is due to end in less than five weeks.
Owning Street declined to provide details on where the prime minister would be spending his free time from Wednesday through the end of the week.
However, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said Mr Johnson would remain in charge of the country and would receive updates as needed.
Mr Johnson will not last long after his return as Tory leadership candidates Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are currently vying to replace him in 10th place on September 6.
Asked who would be in charge during Mr Johnson’s absence, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “It will be the standard pattern.
“The Prime Minister will be updated as necessary… the Deputy Prime Minister and, as always with a cabinet government, other ministers will be available to assist them as needed.”
Some of Mr Johnson’s previous trips have proved controversial.
The Prime Minister is said to have started a holiday in Somerset while the Taliban advanced on the Afghan capital last summer before quickly returning to Westminster.
He came under scrutiny again a few weeks later when he and his family left Downing Street for a four-day trip while British and Afghans were stranded after forces withdrew from Kabul. At the time, No. 10 refused to call the trip a vacation, insisting he would “keep working”.
And a Spanish holiday to a villa owned by Minister Lord Goldsmith’s family, also in 2021, drew criticism for transparency.
Labor criticized Mr Johnson for declaring a free holiday at the mansion on the Ministers’ Interests list but not on the Parliamentary Register, which could require the release of further details such as the value of the stay.
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/boris-johnson-going-on-summer-holiday-less-than-five-weeks-before-leaving-no-10-41886514.html Boris Johnson going on summer holiday less than five weeks before leaving No 10