But where did Boris Johnson go?

Unaccustomed yet to provocations, subway, a free daily newspaper distributed in the UK, couldn’t help raising the irony on Friday 12 August: ‘Prime Minister present at a meeting’, was the headline of ‘One’. Boris Johnson, still at the helm of the British government awaiting the election of his successor on September 5, has been particularly conservative since he was expelled by his party. But on Thursday, he was present during a meeting with chiefs of electricity producers, organized as a response to rising energy bills in the UK. Rest assured, anyway subway : The meeting did not lead to immediate concrete action. (…) In other words, [Boris Johnson] She did nothing at all. »

Since being ousted from the Conservative leadership in July, Johnson’s shaggy-blond character has almost disappeared from radar screens. No major announcements or major decisions have been made. Moreover, the stakeholder claims: he is responsible for expediting ongoing matters and is not within his competence, in a transitional role, to take major strategic directions. “Major budget decisions should be left to the next prime minister,” A press release was announced by Downing Street on August 7.

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Important personal matters

The British leader, who has nothing to gain politically, would he have taken an early leave? A government spokeswoman replied, somewhat alarmed, in a stressed tone: Didn’t you read today’s report? [de jeudi] ? » Let’s say, Boris Johnson, in addition to meeting with electricity producers, was active that day: he phoned Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and appointed Pippa Lambert as acting chief of senior officials. Civil servants payroll organization.

Mr. Johnson is also busy with important personal matters. On July 30, he celebrated his marriage to Carrie Johnson, née Symonds, 33, with whom he lived for three years and had two children. The couple officially married in the spring of 2021 but didn’t find time to throw a party.

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The outgoing prime minister, 58, had originally planned to welcome his guests at Checkers, an official Qatari residence. But his plan caused gnashing of teeth, on this new mix of personal and professional life, Mr Johnson relied, instead, on the generosity of Lord Anthony Bamford, a Tory benefactor, who had offered his land in the charming Cotswolds, west of Oxford. A highly commented video on social media shows the newlyweds awkwardly dancing to the sound of sweet Carolina by Neil Diamond.

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