The British prime minister is currently under investigation over a luxury vacation he took in the Caribbean in 2019. This is not the first time that Boris Johnson has been implicated in a discrediting affair.
The authority responsible for ensuring compliance with parliamentary rules said on its website today, Monday, that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under investigation into a luxury vacation he spent in the Caribbean after winning the legislative elections at the end of 2019.
Conservative leader and his fiancée Carrie Symonds spent the new year on the private island of Mosquito, in the Caribbean archipelago of the Grenadines.
In announcing his interest as a member of Parliament, Boris Johnson had indicated that a 15,000-pound (17,400 euros) bailout had been offered to him by businessman David Ross, a conservative party donor.
Downing Street denies the charges
But David Ross sowed confusion when, at first, he denied paying such an amount, before retracting his statements through his spokesman to assert that they were “an advantage in nature.”
Downing Street said on Monday that everything has been announced on the model. A spokesman for the ministers said, “The prime minister has transparently declared this benefit in kind” in his declaration of interests.
“It is important that everyone abides by” the rules, “as the prime minister has always done,” he added.
The disclosure comes at a time when Boris Johnson is entangled in several issues that have highlighted the very close links between power and special interests, including the luxurious renovation of his Downing Street apartment, amid an investigation by the British Election Commission.
Despite these scandals, his Conservative party emerged stronger than the local elections on May 6 in England, to the delight of Labor in Hartlepool, one of their historic strongholds in Northeast England.