British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces more allegations on Sunday over the cost of furnishing his apartment and childcare costs for his young son, which his foreign minister denies. That it was unfounded gossip
Johnson has pieced together a number of stories, the Brexit crisis and his revelations of adultery. But the revelation that he and his fiancé Carrie Symonds spent lavishly redecorating their residence, with a royal designer touched on the nerves.
One of the leaders of the campaign to leave the European Union in 2016, Johnson is grappling with numerous accusations about his costs and the administration of his core team at the center of the British government, where opponents say he. Not suitable to hold a position
Johnson has repeatedly said he paid for refurbishing his Downing Street apartment, but the Electoral Commission said there was a suspected offense in job funding.
The Sunday Times said the total cost of the job was approximately £ 200,000 ($ 276,000) and that one invoice was paid directly by a conservative donor, a form of benefit to be informed. Per tax authority
The newspaper also reported that conservative donors were asked to pay for the babysitter to Johnson’s youngest son Wilfred.
“I don’t mind paying for flyers. But I’m not happy being asked to pay to literally wipe the Prime’s baby butt, ”an anonymous donor claimed.
Johnson’s Downing Street office did not specify the reported refurbishment costs. But said in a statement: “The Prime Minister has covered all childcare costs.”
The Conservatives declined to comment on the report.
Secretary of State Dominic Rab declined to directly answer who paid the job in the first place and said he “didn’t know” if a donor was asked to pay for Johnson’s childcare.
“The last point you ask is an example of sarcasm,” Raab told Sky TV. He said Johnson was “clear” about the cost of decorating the apartment.
Ahead of Thursday’s local elections across most of the UK, some opinion polls showed Johnson’s vote was down. His party faces parliamentary elections in Hartlepool, northern England, which the opposition Labor Party has ruled for decades.
The story comes as a result of the cost of refurbishing Downing Street that Johnson last week expressed his love for John Lewis, a retailer loved by millions of British voters.
Tatler magazine cited an unidentified source as the event renovated the apartment after “Nightmare of John Lewis furniture” inherited from former Prime Minister Theresa May.
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