The British Parliament has investigated a holiday for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. According to British media, he spent a week and a half at the end of 2019 in a luxury villa on the island of Mustique, belonging to the Grenadines Islands.
Parliaments independent supervisor, Kathryn Stone, confirmed on Monday that shes finding out whether the parliamentary code of conduct has been violated. Johnson had given up the holiday with his partner Carrie Symonds as a gift worth £15,000 (over 17,000 euros) from businessman David Ross, who financially supports the Prime Ministers Conservative Party.
Ross had first contradicted that he was paying for the holiday. He stated that he is not the owner of the villa where the couple stayed. The businessman later nuanced that verdict. He said through a spokesman that he did “facilitate” the holiday and that the Prime Minister did not lie.
according to The Independent, it is the first time that the parliamentary supervisor starts such an inquiry into a sitting Prime Minister. Earlier this year, the Electoral Commission had also launched an investigation into Johnson. This is about who paid for the renovation of his office residence.
The opposition demands clarification on the Prime Ministers holiday. “The people have the right to know who paid for this luxury Caribbean holiday and the renovation of Boris Johnsons flat,” said Angela Rayner of the Left Labour Party. “It is especially important to hear what these donors have been promised or what they expect in exchange for their generosity.”