Prime Minister Boris Johnson was photographed with his wife Carrie and their two children on the beach in Porthminster, St Ives, as travel chaos rages on across the UK
Boris Johnson was photographed sunning himself on a beach with his family as travel chaos raged across the country.
The Prime Minister, along with his wife Carrie Johnson and their children, were seen in Porthminster, St Ives, in Cornwall today.
Britain later this month faces its biggest rail strike in a generation, while several airports collapse daily due to staff shortages.
The photos were taken by eagle-eyed beachgoers at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
Wearing a white shirt and colorful swim shorts, the Tory leader was seen walking along the seafront in one fell swoop with a plastic spade.
In another he sits with Carrie and the children Wilfred and Romy.
Earlier in the day Mr Johnson had been at the Southern England Farms in Hayle, just eight miles from the beach.
Temperatures are expected to hit 34C later this week in southern England, with the Johnsons returning to the site of the G7 summit around this time last year.
It was confirmed last Wednesday that members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) will retire from Network Rail and 13 train operators on June 21, 23 and 25.
The strikes, affecting pay, working conditions, the dismantling of 2,500 maintenance stations and the closure of ticket offices, will paralyze services.
Separately, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) is also voting workers for industrial action, which could take place later in the summer.
It comes days after the 24-hour Tube strike on Monday (June 6), during which Transport for London (TfL) advised passengers to “only travel if necessary.”
The union said it was the largest strike at the railroad since 1989.
The coming months threaten to become a “summer of discontent” as hundreds of thousands of workers across a range of sectors prepare for possible industrial action.
Most want a decent raise in the face of rising inflation.
The Center for Economics and Business Research estimates that the planned rail and tube strikes will cost at least £91m in damage to the economy, with London suffering the biggest loss of production.
Meanwhile, easyJet pilots have warned customers they will be turning their backs on the airline after an “unprecedented chaos”.
A letter from the easyJet branch of the French pilots’ union SNPL said the airline had canceled profitable flights.
The letter reportedly said easyJet was suffering “operational collapses” after bosses failed to heed staff warnings about rising demand.
Several UK airports which have been experiencing long queues in recent weeks as the aviation sector struggles to cope with soaring demand for travel.
Gatwick Airport suffers a meltdown “every night” due to staff shortages in its air traffic control tower, insiders have revealed.
Der Spiegel asked number 10 for a comment.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-suns-himself-beach-27224251 Boris Johnson sunbathes with his family on the beach as travel chaos rages across Britain