- Boris Johnson claimed that his New Year's trip to the Caribbean with his partner Carrie Symonds was paid for by a millionaire business friend.
- According to the Prime Minister's register of interests, his £ 15,000 weekly stay in a villa on Mustique Island was a gift from Johnson's well-known businessman and former adviser to David Ross.
- However, Ross, who founded Carphone Warehouse, said he didn't pay for it, and Downing Street doesn't seem to be able to explain who did it.
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Boris Johnson is under pressure to reveal who paid for his New Year trip to the Caribbean after the businessman, as the Prime Minister said, financed the vacation he has ever taken.
The Prime Minister stated in his register of interests that his trip with his partner Carrie Symonds to a villa on the private island of Mustique was paid for by David Ross, who founded Carphone Warehouse.
Ross was previously forced to resign as Johnson's advisor when he was mayor of London. because of a credit scandal.
The Prime Minister's register of interests shows that the placement was £ 15,000 and was a "contribution in kind" by businessman Ross, who is also a donor to the conservative Johnson Party.
However, Ross said Wednesday night that he had neither owned a villa nor paid for Johnson's stay. the mail reports.
A spokesman for Ross said: "Boris Johnson has not stayed in David Ross' house.
"Boris wanted help finding somewhere in Mustique, David called the company that manages all the villas, and someone got out.
"So Boris got the use of a £ 15,000 mansion, but David Ross didn't pay any money for it."
MPs are subject to strict rules for gifts and must declare them within 28 days. Violating the rules can result in suspension in the most serious cases.
A Johnson spokesman, quoted in the mail, said the statement was a "mistake" and businessman Ross "didn't put his hand in his pocket" and can obviously prove that he definitely didn't pay and it wasn't his was house. "
They added, "It was a house that was rented, but people couldn't show up, so Boris Johnson got the use of it."
The opposition Labor Party has requested an official investigation into who paid for Johnson's trip and whether the prime minister incorrectly declared it.
"Boris Johnson has to figure out who paid for his luxury trip," said Jon Trickett, Labor Minister for Shadow Cabinet.
"If he doesn't, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standardization should step in and hold him accountable.
"The public deserves to know who pays for their prime minister's trips."
Johnson's trip to the Caribbean was controversial at the time as he was accused of not returning to Britain quickly enough to respond to an escalation in tensions between the British ally, the United States and Iran.
Lord Peter Ricketts, who was the UK's national security advisor between 2010 and 2012, said the Prime Minister should have realized that "the world will not stop over Christmas and New Year" and that Johnson was "surprised" by the diplomatic crisis.