Thursday 11 August 2022 02:28 PM Welcome back, PM: Boris Johnson makes surprise appearance at crunch meeting ... trends now

Thursday 11 August 2022 02:28 PM Welcome back, PM: Boris Johnson makes surprise appearance at crunch meeting ... trends now
Thursday 11 August 2022 02:28 PM Welcome back, PM: Boris Johnson makes surprise appearance at crunch meeting ... trends now

Thursday 11 August 2022 02:28 PM Welcome back, PM: Boris Johnson makes surprise appearance at crunch meeting ... trends now

Welcome back, Boris: Outgoing PM makes surprise post-honeymoon appearance at crunch meeting with energy bosses in No10 - just days after Downing Street said he wouldn't intervene in cost-of-living crisis Boris Johnson makes surprise appearance at No10 meeting with energy bosses  It comes just days after Downing St said outgoing PM would not intervene He has been accused of allowing 'summer of drift' on cost-of-living crisis Mr Johnson spent last week on honeymoon as he sees out his time in office 

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Boris Johnson today made a surprise appearance at a crunch meeting with energy bosses in Number 10 - just days after Downing Street said he would not intervene in the cost-of-living crisis.

The outgoing Prime Minister joined Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng as they grilled gas and electricity company executives over soaring prices.

Already stuggling families were this week stung by new forecasts that showed energy bills for typical households are set to soar to more than £4,200 next year.

Mr Johnson's presence at the meeting with 15 energy firms was not expected, with Mr Zahawi and Mr Kwarteng previously thought to be the ministers who would lead the talks.

The PM - who spent last week on a belated honeymoon with his wife Carrie at a Slovenian eco-resort - has recently come under pressure from business leaders to end a 'summer of drift' over the cost-of-living crisis, as he waits for his successor to be elected.

Labour has branded Mr Johnson 'disgraceful' for refusing to intervene as energy bills are estimated to be surging to ever higher levels.

With Mr Johnson now holding a caretaker role after announcing his resignation, Downing Street has insisted any decisions on further support for Britons should be left to the new prime minister.

Boris Johnson today made a surprise appearance at a crunch meeting with energy bosses in Number 10

Boris Johnson today made a surprise appearance at a crunch meeting with energy bosses in Number 10

Representatives from 15 energy firms attended the talks with the PM, Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng in Downing Street

Representatives from 15 energy firms attended the talks with the PM, Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi and Business Secretary

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