Boris Johnson’s Caribbean Vacation Worth ‘Double the Declared £ 15,000’ – fr

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Boris Johnson’s Caribbean Vacation Worth ‘Double the Declared £ 15,000’ – fr


The Prime Minister is also coming under scrutiny over a lavish renovation to his Downing Street apartment (Photo: Getty)

Boris Johnson’s vacation at Mustique was worth more than double the £ 15,000 he declared in the Commons, according to a parliamentary watchdog.

Earlier this week, it emerged the Prime Minister was under investigation to see if he broke funding rules during his ten-day trip to the Caribbean with his fiancee Carrie Symonds.

Recording the party in the House of Commons Membership Register of Interest, he said the break was courtesy of Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross, who is believed to own a vacation villa on the island.

But a spokesperson for the businessman denied paying for the trip, in the New Year in 2020, and initially suggested the prime minister made “a mistake.”

This has since been confirmed by Parliament’s Standards Commissioner Kathryn Stone, who delivered her damning verdict to the Tory leader months ago, according to the Daily Mail.

The revelation will put additional pressure on Johnson as he faces various inquiries as to whether he correctly declared donations to cover lavish renovations to his official apartment.

Downing Street insisted the Prime Minister had “transparently declared the in-kind benefit” of luxury Caribbean vacations and noted that Mr Ross had confirmed that the statement was “correct”.

Johnson has reportedly refused to accept the Standards Commissioner’s decision and is trying to overturn it (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Standards Commissioner confirmed this week that she is still investigating whether Johnson correctly declared the vacation to the private island 16 months ago.

In the Membership Register of Interest, the Prime Minister declared the trip with his fiancee Carrie Symonds as a “benefit in kind” from the founder of Carphone Warehouse who owns a villa on the island.

But the Mail said Ms Stone believed the break was worth more than double the £ 15,000 claimed.

Johnson has reportedly refused to accept the decision and is trying to get it overturned to avoid the risk of being suspended as an MP.

A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister has transparently declared the benefit in kind in the Commons Register of Interests. The Cabinet Office was aware of the statement and was satisfied that it was appropriate.

“A spokesperson for Mr Ross confirmed that the Prime Minister’s statement was correct and that accommodation was facilitated as an in-kind donation. “

This week, a spokesperson for Mr Ross said in a statement: ‘Mr Ross has facilitated Mr Johnson’s accommodation on Mustique worth £ 15,000.

“So it’s a benefit in kind from Mr Ross to Mr Johnson, and Mr Johnson’s statement in the House of Commons is correct. “

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