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PM serving notice period: Boris Johnson takes 2nd foreign vacation in fortnight, called ‘pathologically lazy’

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By: Shubham Ghosh

It was only recently that outgoing British prime minister Boris Johnson’s vacation with his wife Carrie, who he married last year, caught the virtual world by storm as the country is going through a tough phase.

But it seems Johnson, 58, is little perturbed and he has now been seen with his 34-year-old wife at a supermarket in Nea Makri, a coastal town near Athens, the capital of Greece. The social media was fuming, no wonder.

Footage published by Greek news website In showed Johnson greeting a local person cheerily and the latter was found filming him as the prime minister, who quit in July, walked around the supermarket aisles. Johnson, the third prime minister that Britain got since the Brexit referendum of 2016, was then seen scanning items at the store’s self-checkout before he took them into a vehicle and left. Johnson and his partner were accompanied by security personnel.

It is the second time that Johnson has taken his second holiday in a fortnight. However, it is not the first time that Johnson has visited Greece. In 2016, he was filmed on a beach on the Greek island of Trikeri.

Johnson has been accused of being absent at a time when the cost-of-living crisis has hit the UK hard and its central bank has warned of a severe recession. Johnson’s successor is yet to be named as Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are fighting it out to emerge as the next occupant of 10 Downing which will be announced on September 5.

The opposition Labour has lashed out at Johnson for his alleged lack of interest in governance at a key time but Johnson has continued with his second vacation, after the honeymoon trip to Slovenia with his wife earlier this month.

The social media was livid with Johnson’s second foreign trip in a fortnight and here are a few reactions:

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