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What energy crisis? Boris jets off on second holiday in two weeks

The prime minister has been spotted on his second holiday in a fortnight as millions in the UK are plunged into crisis over crippling energy bill costs.

Boris Johnson has come under fire for being ‘missing in action’ with just three weeks left until his successor is selected.

The outgoing PM was seen shopping for groceries while on holiday with wife Carrie in Nea Makri, a coastal town close to Athens. His father Stanley has a villa a few hours away in Horto.

Footage shows Mr Johnson greet an onlooker before the couple pack their items, including two bottles of wine, into a bag at the tills.

Only last week, they flew to Slovenia for a belated honeymoon.

Johnson – who was booted out of office by his own party – made a surprise appearance at a meeting with energy firms to discuss the soaring price cap last Thursday.

But no new cost of living assistance was announced afterwards, despite a grim new warning that an annual energy bill could reach £5,038 by early next year.

Instead, Mr Johnson simply reminded the public of the government’s existing £400 offer of support, and said he had ‘urged electricity companies to continue working on ways to help with the cost of living’.

A Labour MP has blasted him on Twitter by posting a snippet of ‘Boris Johnson’s diary’.


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‘I can assure you he will still be going through inboxes, he will still be dealing with national security issues where relevant. 

‘Being out of the country does not mean the prime minister stops working.’

Keir Starmer has also been criticised for taking a holiday in Majorca during the cost of living crisis.

But today, the Labour leader unveiled a £29 billion plan to tackle the ‘national emergency’ over energy bills – including freezing them for millions of families.

His suggestions echoed that of the Lib Dems and SNP, although Tories claimed it risked higher taxes and a recession.

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