Grant Shapps says he is undecided on taking a holiday abroad or opting for a staycation after easing traffic light rules as Rishi Sunak ‘joins Boris Johnson in choosing a break in the UK’
- Grant Shapps said he had not yet decided on where to go on holiday this year
- He said he was waiting for today’s update to traffic light rules to make decision
- Rishi Sunak will reportedly opt for staycation with Boris Johnson doing the same
Grant Shapps has revealed he is still undecided on whether to go on holiday abroad or opt for a staycation this summer after the Government eased international travel rules.
The Transport Secretary said he wanted to wait for today’s update to the traffic light system before making a decision.
He said that ‘like everybody else’ he wanted to hear the latest advice from experts and the issue is likely to be a ‘conversation in our household this coming weekend’.
It came as it emerged that Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, is expected to follow Boris Johnson’s lead in opting to take a break in the UK.
Grant Shapps has revealed he is still undecided on whether to go on holiday abroad or opt for a staycation this summer
Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, is expected to follow Boris Johnson’s lead in opting to take a break in the UK
Mr Shapps went on holiday to Spain last July but had to return early after his own department imposed quarantine restrictions on the country while he was there.
Much of the Cabinet are taking a domestic break this year and Mr Shapps was asked this morning what his plans are.
He told Sky News: ‘We haven’t yet had the discussion in the Shapps household.
‘I was actually like everybody else, waiting for this set of traffic light announcements before we had the discussion because like everyone else I was waiting to get the experts’ advice as to where we can go.
‘I suspect it might be a conversation in our household this coming weekend.’
The Times reported that Mr Sunak is planning to get out of Westminster by spending a week in his North Yorkshire constituency of Richmond.
The Chancellor is said to be looking forward to spending time with his two children and Nova, his new red labrador puppy.
It emerged earlier this week that Mr Johnson will be staying in the UK for his holiday.
A senior Government source told The Telegraph: ‘The PM is going to staycation this year.’
Mr Johnson, his wife Carrie and son Wilfred took a trip to Scotland last year but it is not clear where he will go this time.
They stayed at a remote three-bedroom cottage on the Scottish coast which also featured a tepee-style canvas tent.
Mr Johnson, his wife Carrie and son Wilfred took a trip to Scotland last year but it is not clear where he will go this time
The cottage offered sweeping coastal views and cost more than £1,500 a week to rent in the peak summer months.
Many Government frontbenchers have said they intend to stay in the UK this year for their holiday.
Home Secretary Priti Patel, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and Justice Secretary Robert Buckland are all staying.
Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, is expected to go to Devon for a surfing holiday with his family.
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