Boris Johnson has been pictured painting while on his holiday in Marbella, Spain, much to people’s bemusement.
The prime minister left the country last Friday despite the escalating crises erupting around the UK.
From the collapsing elements of Brexit to the soaring energy prices, empty supermarket shelves and HGV driver shortages, Britain is expecting a so-called “winter of discontent”.
People are therefore furious after the prime minister was snapped painting on holiday in the £25,000-a-week villa he has allegedly borrowed from a Tory peer, especially after ministers repeatedly claimed he was continuing to work remotely.
As 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 prime minister’s critics were quick to compare him to fellow painter, World War 2 prime minister Winston Churchill – who Johnson is known to idolise, while also speculating over what kind of masterpiece he might be conjuring up.
The fucker thinks he’s Churchill, doesn’t he?
— Emma Clarke (@emmabclarke) October 13, 2021
— Daily Tory 🧟🧟♂️🧟♀️ (@tory_uh) October 13, 2021
At least he’s not got a fiddle. pic.twitter.com/y32n5B26LD
— James OhBrien (@mrjamesob) October 13, 2021
— Cold War Steve (@Coldwar_Steve) October 12, 2021
We’ll Gaslight them on the Beaches https://t.co/CndfykD4CA
— Jon Newton (@MrJonNewton) October 12, 2021
He’s painting a No Entry sign for Dover beach
— keir hardie4indy💙 (@keirhardie4) October 13, 2021
Searching for his inner Churchill. https://t.co/k2zi1iBkKN
— Dr Paul Mullan (@pauljmullan01) October 13, 2021
— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) October 12, 2021
“Crisis? What crisis? pic.twitter.com/TT4gYJHsgC
— Tony Reeves-Blampied 💙 (@AntonyBlampied) October 13, 2021
As the country slips deeper into crisis, Boris Johnson is papped at his swanky villa, indulging his passion for painting
— Adrian Gosling (@digitalsunshine) October 13, 2021
I think he’s hoping we’d compare with this.
I don’t recall Churchill taking a holiday during a crisis. pic.twitter.com/3vlOAKTyBN
— Geoffrey Brock (@GeoffreyBrock6) October 13, 2021
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