As outgoing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson enjoys his vacations in Greece with his wife Carrie Symonds, Britons are targeting him as they say he is enjoying his holiday at a time when Britain is suffering by a cost of living crisis.
As the Daily Mail reported, which cites videos and photos of Boris Johnson shopping at a supermarket in Nea Makri, his critics state that he is leading a "zombie government".
For their part, Labor is characterising the final weeks of Johnson's government as a big party because he enjoys his holiday with Carrie Symonds in Greece.
It is recalled that on Saturday morning the outgoing British Prime Minister was in Nea Makri Attica. As can be seen in the videos, Johnson was in a Nea Makri supermarket and shopped alone, discreetly followed by his security guards.
His presence was immediately noticed by those present who raised their mobile phones to record him while a female voice is heard saying "Hi". Boris Johnson in a friendly mood raised his hand and greeted too.
His wife was caught on camera with him in front of the supermarket fridges.
The British Prime Minister, wearing a shirt and jacket without a tie, did his shopping himself at the local supermarket chain and, according to local media, he tried to ask himself in broken Greek if there was semi-skimmed milk.
Boris Johnson paid for the products he bought himself and on his way out got into one of his security vehicles that were waiting for him outside the supermarket.
It is recalled that Boris Johnson and his family maintain special ties with Greece and a wonderful country house in Pelion, in Horto, which they visit every summer.
The view from their house in Pelion:
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The house is built with the traditional Pelion architecture and has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a swimming pool.
It is noted that Boris Johnson is a lover of Greek culture and even speaks ancient Greek.
It is recalled that a sample of his knowledge of Greek was demonstrated at the United Nations General Assembly on climate change in April 2021, when he recited Sophocles.
“Sophocles said:” πολλὰ τὰ δεινὰ κοὐδὲν ἀνθρώπου δεινότερον πέλει. ” The person “suffers” and the word “fearful” is not the correct translation of the word “suffering”. Sophocles meant that the human species is beautiful. It’s scary, but admirable,” he said.
The phrase used by Boris Johnson comes from Sophocles’ Antigone and in modern Greek it is translated as “many are terrible things, but nothing is more terrible than man”, wanting to point out that all people are capable of good, but as much as evil.