Oh, do give Boris Johnson a break. After all he’ll do for us, why shouldn’t he jet off to Mustique? | Catherine Bennett

As he girds his loins for the road ahead, a little lotus eating is the ideal preparation

The day of his victory, the prime minister reached out to first-time Tories with the “incredible truth that we now speak as a One Nation Conservative party literally for everyone from Woking to Workington; from Kensington, I’m proud to say, to Clwyd South; from Surrey Heath to Sedgefield; from Wimbledon to Wolverhampton”.

From Bolsover, where Denis Skinner lost his seat, to Britannia Bay, where Johnson has reportedly arrived, on Mustique.

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