Boris ‘was almost swept out to sea on a paddleboard’ but guard saved him
BORIS Johnson was reportedly almost swept out to sea on a paddleboard but was saved by protection officers on a summer holiday in Scotland.
The Prime Minister was said to have gotten into a spot of bother while out on the water on a trip to Wester Ross, in the Scottish Highlands.
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Boris had been holidaying with his now wife Carrie, their son Wilfred and dog Dilyn.
But he got into trouble when he was reportedly paddling on the holiday.
His protection officers managed to drag him to safety, The Times reported.
Johnson had afterward told allies that he would return to Scotland for his summer holidays “over my dead body”, the publication reported.
The PM had also had security issues on the trip, forcing him to abandon his tent.
There were also claims that an abundance of midges on the west coast left Johnson less than impressed with his holiday.
News of the PM’s alleged paddling troubles came several days after his government issued an update to its travel traffic light system.
Earlier this week he scrapped plans for a new amber watchlist travel tier after criticism from industry experts, airlines and MPs.
The PM said he hoped to make holiday advice “as simple as possible” for Brits heading abroad.
Johnson himself will swerve the travel traffic light chaos and “staycation” in Britain this year.
Amid a massive backlash over dithering government advice on holidays, the PM and Carrie Johnson will stay at home for a break later in the coming weeks.
This is in spite of a source’s claims that the PM was reportedly desperate to go abroad this summer. However, he settled on the South West due to concerns about how a jaunt overseas would go down with voters.
“It would not be a good look for Prime Minister if he was abroad while thousands were stuck in hotel quarantine after we put Mexico on the red list,” a source said.
It’s been a chaotic couple of years for the PM, who was appointed the role in July 2019, after Theresa May stepped down from the top job following her party’s majority loss.
In December 2019 Boris won the General Election, meaning he can remain as Prime Minister until 2024.
In March 2020 he moved the country into the UK’s first lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Johnson contracted the virus himself at the end of that month, and was thought to be the first world leader to get the virus.
The PM, 55, was tested after experiencing mild symptoms of a cough and fever, and was later moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”.
The following month, after a full recovery, he welcomed his son baby Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, who was born on April 29 2020.
The tot has the middle name Nicholas – in recognition of doctors Nicholas Price and Nicholas Hart, who saved the PM’s life in intensive care.
In May 29, 2021 Johnson wed his girlfriend Carrie Symonds in a secret ceremony in the tiny Lady Chapel.
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