‘Sniper threat’ sees Boris Johnson end Scottish holiday early as location leaked
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has had to cut his camping holiday in Scotland short after the location became public knowledge and compromised his security, it has been reported.
Boris and Carrie have been enjoying spot of camping in a teepee-style canvas tent which was seen pitched outside a remote three-bedroom cottage on the Scottish coast.
The couple are reportedly hunkering down at the stone cottage with baby Wilfred and dog Dilyn.
And while the national crisis around this year's A-level results couldn't persuade the PM to come home, it appears concerns for his own safety have.
A source told The Sun: “They had been camping in the garden of the cottage but the security threat was too much.
“The tent could be spotted by a sniper from too far away for them to stay after the location was published.”
The Sun reports that Westminster was awash with claims his location was leaked by his Scottish nationalist adversaries.
A senior Tory told The Sun: “The finger of blame for this all getting out is being pointed at the SNP, particularly Ian Blackford who is local.”
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Mr Blackford hit back saying: “This is completely preposterous and at no point have I referred publicly to the PM’s whereabouts. It’s nothing to do with me and to be smeared in this way is unacceptable.”
One tourist who saw Boris and Carrie during their break told the Daily Mail: "It looked like any other normal family day out."
Johnson was also seen chatting to his security team, dressed in a blue checked shirt and tan trousers, topped off with a black, woolly bobble hat.
While Boris was enjoying some time off, there was a massive U-turn this week following the A-level results fiasco which left many students from disadvantaged backgrounds facing lower grades than they were predicted after an algorithm was used to calculate results.
It caused huge protests carried out by young people and teachers up and down the country last weekend.
On Monday the Government announced teachers' predicted grades for their students will be used instead as A-level and GCSE results in England this year, the exam regulator Ofqual announced.
The predicted grades will be used unless the grades produced by the controversial algorithm are higher for individual students, Ofqual revealed.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said he was "sorry for the distress this has caused" after the U-turn.
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