Everyone Is Mad ScoMo Took A Cheeky G7 Side-Trip To Visit His Sixth Great Grandparents’ Graves
Meanwhile, everyone back home can't visit their alive overseas relatives.
Scott Morrison has been questioned over a detour to visit the final resting place of his distant ancestors in Cornwall, during the middle of an international travel ban.
The Prime Minister, who was in South West England for the G7 summit last week, made a side trip to the small village of St Keverne on Sunday.
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— james hennessy (@jrhennessy) June 21, 2021
He’s been accused of playing tourist while Australians aren’t allowed to do the same. Alongside the cemetery, he’s also stopped off at an English jail, church, and multiple pubs, The Guardian reported.
Who paid for the team to research your family genealogy and liaise with locals in Cornwall for your side trip? Who paid for the security and transport? @ScottMorrisonMP
— PrincessPooket (@JBPooket) June 20, 2021
Morrison tried to find his sixth-great grandparents, John and Jane Roberts. A member of the local historic society showed ScoMo around the gravesite but couldn’t locate them, so he ended up laying flowers on the headstone of another, further removed relative.
The convict William Roberts, who brought the Prime Minister’s lineage over to Australia as part of the First Fleet, was also born in Cornwall’s St Keverne.
I’m looking forward to the scott Morrison episode of “Who Do You Think You Are”
— Windswept Joe (@windsweptjoe) June 21, 2021
His family history tour wasn’t disclosed to the media but is thought to have been planned for at least a fortnight.
He told 2GB’s Ben Fordham that the trip was “on the way”, and not a ‘double standard’. “I think it was pretty innocent and I think that’s massively overstating it,” the Prime Minister said.
I’ve watched three funerals of close family and friends on Facebook, & haven’t yet met my nephew & have no idea when I will, but you go right ahead PM @ScottMorrisonMP, and chase down your roots in the UK at our expense. I hope your beer tasted great after. #COVID19
— Dr Clare Dallat (@claredallat) June 20, 2021
I just want to visit my 91 yr old mother and my sisters. I don’t want to trace my ancestry in a pandemic like you @ScottMorrisonMP. I am astounded by your arrogance and how you dismiss the concerns of us ordinary citizens #auspol
— Dr Louise Pemberton (@Louise_pem) June 20, 2021
Tourism Minister Dan Tehan told Sunrise last week that there’s “still a long way to go” before a travel bubble is created between the UK and Australia.
The overseas travel ban in Australia has been in place since March 23, with travellers needing an exemption from the Department of Home Affairs to go there.
— 💧Vince Mahon (@vjmahon) June 20, 2021