Boris Johnson 'going to Scotland for two-week staycation'

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Boris Johnson is set to travel to Scotland for a two-week summer holiday, according to reports.

The Prime Minister, fiancee Carrie Symonds and their three-month old son Wilfred will go away next weekend for a fortnight, the Sunday Times reported.

Mr Johnson previously spoke about allowing a “brief staycation to creep into the agenda, if that’s possible”, when asked about plans for the summer.

Downing Street declined to comment. The House of Commons has been on recess since July 22 and will not sit again until September 1.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds with their son Wilfred in the study of No. 10 Downing Street speaking via zoom to the midwifes that helped deliver their son at the UCLH. (Andrew Parsons/No10 Downing St)
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds with their son Wilfred in the study of No. 10 Downing Street speaking via zoom to the midwifes that helped deliver their son at the UCLH. (Andrew Parsons/No10 Downing St)

The news comes after other MPs have had problems due to quarantine restrictions imposed on visitors returning from overseas destinations.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps was in Spain when the country was struck off the safe list of travel destinations, while minister for London Paul Scully was in Lanzarote - meaning both had to quarantine when they came home.

Grant Shapps returning home from Spain (BBC News)
Grant Shapps returning home from Spain (BBC News)

Speaking last month, Mr Johnson said: “I would encourage people still to think of wonderful staycations here in the UK. There are all sorts of fantastic destinations, the best in the world, I would say.

“All my happiest holiday memories are of holiday vacations here in the UK, bucket-and-spade jobs or whatever, and I thoroughly, thoroughly recommend it, and I’m sure that people will have a great time over the summer.”

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