‘Wild horses won’t keep me away’: Boris Johnson wants to go BACK to Scotland for his summer holiday as the PM plans a staycation as Covid rules end
- Boris Johnson has hinted he could return to Scotland for his summer holiday
- He visited Scotland for a staycation in August 2020 with his wife Carrie Johnson
- Mr Johnson told MPs that ‘wild horses won’t keep me away’ from trip to Scotland
Boris Johnson has hinted he will return to Scotland for his summer break this year.
The Prime Minister told MPs on the Liaison Committee that ‘wild horses won’t keep me away’.
Mr Johnson went to Scotland on holiday in August 2020 but faced criticism at the time after he failed to cut short his trip amid exam results chaos.
The Prime Minister told MPs on the Liaison Committee that ‘wild horses won’t keep me away’ from a return to Scotland
Boris Johnson’s Highlands hideaway: The Old School House on the Scottish peninsula of Applecross, where the PM stayed last year
In one snap shared on Mrs Johnson’s Instagram, Mr Johnson donned heavy-duty walking boots as he strolled with his baby strapped to his chest near their holiday home
The premier was grilled about his summer holiday plans yesterday when he gave evidence to the Liaison Committee.
Pete Wishart, an SNP MP and chairman of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee, said: ‘Just lastly, are you going to come back to Scotland for another staycation this summer?’
Mr Johnson replied: ‘Wild horses won’t keep me away.’
The SNP has repeatedly suggested that Mr Johnson is afraid of visiting north of the border, claiming that the PM is unpopular with Scottish voters.
Mr Wishart hit back and said: ‘Because they always go so well, don’t they, particularly for us.’
Tory MP Neil Parish, the chairman of the Environment Select Committee, then offered Devon as an alternative holiday destination.
He said: ‘Come to the West Country, Prime Minister, for your holiday this year. Come to Devon, the sun shines always in Devon.’
Mr Johnson went to Scotland on holiday last year to the Applecross peninsula with his wife Carrie Johnson, son Wilfred, and their dog Dilyn.
They stayed at a remote three-bedroom cottage on the Scottish coast which also featured a tepee-style canvas tent.
The cottage offered sweeping coastal views and cost more than £1,500 a week to rent in the peak summer months.
Mr Johnson was criticised during his break for failing to take charge of the Government’s A-Level exam results fiasco.
Mr Johnson faced criticism at the time over the trip to the Scottish coast after he failed to cut short his break despite exam results chaos
Mr Johnson stayed on the Applecross peninsula where BBC 2 reality TV show Monty Halls’ Great Escape was filmed in 2009
The debacle saw the Government use a controversial algorithm to calculate grades after exams were cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis.
But the grades awarded were far below teacher recommendations for many pupils, sparking a massive backlash.
Ministers were eventually forced to U-turn and ditch the algorithm in favour of teacher-assessed grades.
Mr Johnson was on holiday for much of the row as his critics blasted him for failing to return to Downing Street to deal with the situation.
The PM also faced criticism over the trip after it emerged he had camped in a local sheep farmer’s field without permission.
Applecross Landowner Kenny Cameron was left fuming after he realised the PM and his wife had pitched their trendy eight foot bell tent on his land and had a camp fire without asking him first.
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