Inside Boris Johnson's holiday villa owned by his rich chum Zac Goldsmith

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As Boris Johnson soaks up the rays at Tory peer Zac Goldsmith's luxury Marbella hideaway, the UK is in the grip of a cost of living crisis with labour shortages, rising prices and the prospect of food rationing
Millions of Brits are facing a winter chill with soaring energy bills as Boris Johnson takes a sunshine break in a billionaire pal's luxury Spanish villa.

As the Prime Minister soaks up the rays at Tory peer Zac Goldsmith's luxury hideaway, the UK is in the grip of a cost of living crisis with labour shortages, rising prices and the prospect of food rationing.

Shadow Treasury minister Bridget Phillipson blasted: "In the teeth of a crisis of its own making, the Government has put its out of office on."

Mr Johnson and his family are taking a break from the problems engulfing Britain in the hills high above the Costa del Sol, according to locals.

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The exclusive estate, set in over 600 acres of woodland, has its own heli-pad and two swimming pools, and reportedly costs up to £25,000 a week to rent.

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Back home, a leading supermarket chain has warned that some form of rationing might start before Christmas to prevent the panic buying of meat amid shortages.

The Government has asked supermarkets to start their Christmas offers earlier than usual to encourage customers to buy over a longer period.

International food giant Kraft Heinz, which makes tomato sauce and baked beans, has warned people will have to get used to higher food prices as inflation soars.

The company's chief executive, Miguel Patricio, blamed a global hike in the price of ingredients as well as the UK's lorry driver shortage as key factors driving up costs.

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Charities have warned about a winter of hardship for millions of Brits with Universal Credit being cut by £20 a week.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng suggested people could wrap up warmer this winter to help tackle the rising cost of heating and lighting their homes.

He vowed that bill increases for millions of customers will be prevented by the energy price cap - despite some firms lobbying for it to be…
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