Prime Minister Stanley Johnson’s father yesterday laughed gleefully during his trip to Greece, chuckling, “Hey, it’s time to drink.”
He made the joke in the Sunday Mirror before being shot near a beach, with a towel and swim shorts.
The former MEP shed some light on the hustle and bustle of his trip – he flew Bulgaria to beat Greece’s ban on UK direct arrivals.
Furthermore, he failed to apologize or show remorse for apparently breaking his son Boris’ guidelines on non-essential travel.
Mr. Johnson, 79, enjoyed the wine and a mashed dinner with the local mayor on Friday. And he found time for a haircut – one day before the re-opening of salons in Britain.
His Instagram page was flooded with negative comments after posting a snapshot of his trip.
But he told the Mirror that he “didn’t know” of any negative reactions.
Then, in a scene reminiscent of his son PM, he started wandering around the Greek philosopher Socrates.
Ex Johnson is a celebrity star, Mr. Johnson told us: “If you look at Celebrity Mastermind, I did it the other day and chose Socrates as a special subject, and you know it shows you how much I appreciate this country because I have eight answers. out of 10 correct.
“The other absolutely undeniable reason that I came to Greece, as I did, on the way back, if you want, was that I just had to get a haircut.
“The first thing I did was go to the Arga-Lasti shop and I did a haircut. Absolutely fantastic.
“It was always absolutely clear from the Greek government that the only thing they were banning was people arriving on direct flights from Britain. So it wasn’t about breaking the law. “
Asked if the anger concerned his violation of the spirit of the rules, he said: “It is difficult to say, difficult to say.
“Sometimes you do a little … anyway, are all your questions? Let’s go on, let’s go on, let’s go on. I wasn’t going to provoke anyone.
“I won’t say if my actions are correct or not, but in any case what happened and I’m here. Hey, well, listen, it’s time for drinks! “
Government scientific advisor Professor Stephen Reicher said the trip could harm public confidence in the guidelines.
He said: “One of the best ways to undermine trust is the idea that there is a law for them and a law for us.
“At best it’s not useful.”
Last month, Boris’ sister Rachel broke the blocking rules by staying overnight in her second home. And consultant No10 Dominic Cummings has been scheduled on a 260-mile block.