Boris Johnson and fiancée Carrie Symonds were spotted holidaying on the Scottish coast in a tent – with a cottage attached.
The UK PM has been laying low in the wake of the A-Levels exams fiasco, in which critics have labelled a ‘shambles.’
Whilst thousands of young people ponder their futures after receiving watered down grades, Johnson has been holidaying with his fiance and son in a remote three-bedroom cottage in a remote part of Scotland.
Yesterday, Mr Johnson was pictured with his security team who have been with him the whole time.
The cottage he is staying in – with pitched tent next to it – costs £1500 a week to rent.
Last night, opposition politicians said Mr Johnson should have interrupted his stay to address the exams fiasco.
Layla Moran, the Liberal Democrats’ education spokesman, said the Prime Minister’s silence on the issue had been ‘deafening’.
She added: ‘The very least the Prime Minister should have said was sorry. Holiday or not, he must apologise for the impact of this fiasco on young people, and for choosing ‘yes men’ over competent ministers.’
Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner said: ‘Instead of heeding warnings and addressing this looming crisis before it was too late, the Prime Minister has been invisible.
‘Parents, young people and teachers deserve a public apology from the Prime Minister and a plan for how he will get a grip of his Government.’
Earlier this year, Mr Johnson was called a ‘part-time prime minister’ by Jeremy Corbyn for refusing to cut short a break to respond to flooding in the UK.
The Prime Minister last month said he would be working ‘flat out’ through the summer but revealed plans to escape for a mini-break at some point.
He 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. All my happiest holiday memories are of holiday vacations here in the UK, bucket-and-spade jobs or whatever, and I thoroughly recommend it.’
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