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Downing Street denies Boris Johnson clears time in diary for naps

Boris Johnson awaits news of a Brexit deal - Credit: Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing St

Downing Street has rejected a suggestion Boris Johnson clears time in his diary for a nap.

It comes after a Downing Street insider told The Times “it would not be entirely uncommon in the diary for him to shut the door and have a kip for half an hour or so — a power executive business nap to get him ready for the rest of the day”.

The prime minister’s press secretary, Allegra Stratton, dismissed as “untrue” reports that he enjoys a “kip for half an hour or so” during a tough day of running the country.

There is “no gap” in his daily schedule for a short sleep, she said.

“He does not have a nap during the day when he is in Downing Street… his day is jam-packed from early in the morning through to late at night.”

In response to suggestions that Johnson might need extra sleep due to his parental duties with baby son Wilfred, she said: “I don’t know about how many times a night he feeds his son – I hope it’s at least once.

“But he does not have a nap during the day when he is in Downing Street … his day is jam-packed from early in the morning through to late at night.”

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