Boris Johnson has no plans to visit Storm Dennis-affected areas as he shelters in country mansion

James Besanvalle
Tuesday 18 February 2020 08:30

Boris Johnson has no plans to visit flood-ravaged areas in the aftermath of Storm Dennis and Storm Ciara.

Instead, he’s been reportedly sheltering from the storm in his 115-room lakeside country mansion in Chevening, Kent.

According to reports, he does not intend to hold an emergency Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms (COBRA) meeting to show his support for survivors of the chaotic storms.

This is despite over 8,000 homes facing power cuts, winds of up to 120km/h and widespread flooding in the West Midlands and South Wales.

Boris Johnson’s deputy official spokesperson said in a statement yesterday:

The prime minister will continue to receive updates on the ongoing flooding situation. For anyone affected, flooding is terrible.

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