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Boris Johnson humiliated by Jeremy Hunt — Chancellor says No10 wallpaper ‘peeling off’ | Politics | Information

2022-11-25 15:20:00

Throughout his time in offce it was extensively reported that Boris Johnson’s then fiance and now spouse, Carrie Johnson, employed inside designer Lulu Lytle to do up the Quantity 11 Downing Avenue flat as a part of refurbishments that reportedly price greater than £100,000. As a part of the renovations, the Johnsons lined the partitions in gold wallpaper which price an eye-watering £840 per roll, left within the flat following Mr Johnson’s resignation in July this yr. 

Now, Jeremy Hunt, the brand new Chancellor, has revealed that the wallpaper was apparently not definitely worth the cash because it had already begun to “peel off”.

The costly “gold” wallpaper, which price a complete of £2,250, was a part of the refurbishments undertaken following Mrs Johnson’s criticism of Theresa Could’s inside design of the flat, which she is claimed to have described as a “John Lewis furnishings nightmare”. 

Forward of transferring into the property along with his household, Mr Hunt had eagerly gone to examine the notorious wallpaper on the earliest alternative, solely to find its untimely demise.

Not solely this however the Chancellor revealed that the previous Prime Minister Liz Truss – who was in workplace for a record-breaking 44 days – had already painted over it. 

Talking at The Spectator’s parliamentary awards held on Thursday, November 24, Mr Hunt revealed the wallpaper’s state in what he described as a “world unique” scoop.

He stated: “We’re transferring in, because it occurs this weekend. I had one or two different issues on till then. We did go in although, simply to take a look across the flat first and, after all, the place did we need to go first? We needed to go and see the wallpaper.”

The daddy of three continued: “The huge disappointment was to find that that wallpaper – this can be a world unique – had began to peel off of its personal accord and had truly been painted over by Liz Truss. So I can be saying to my youngsters: scratch over there, there’s gold in them partitions.’”

It’s thought that the “hand-crafted” wallpaper, made by Lulu Lytle, inside designer and co-founder of Soane Britain, is just not truly product of gold, as she has “outdated gold” and “yellow gold” prints in her assortment.

READ MORE: Boris Johnson’s £200k flat refurbishment price in full

In accordance with a leaked copy of the estimated price of the renovations, the Johnsons additionally bought two sofas from Soane Interiors costing £7,560 every, and a rug price £7,000. 

The revamp, which is assumed to have come to a complete of £112,549 with VAT, additionally included the acquisition of a £6,000 lamp with a £2,500 lampshade. 

The luxurious refurbishment of the Downing Avenue flat noticed Mr Johnson come below fireplace because it was alleged that he had damaged spending guidelines following claims that they had partly been paid for by a £50,000 donation from Lord Brownlow. 

Nonetheless, Quantity 10 insisted that Conservative Get together funds weren’t used, and Mr Johnson was later cleared and settled the invoice himself. 

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Later, the Conservative Get together was fined nearly £18,000 by the Electoral Fee after it was discovered to have breached electoral legislation over the best way the cash was recorded. 

Because the time of Sir Tony Blair, Prime Ministers have determined to stay on the extra spacious Quantity 11 Downing Avenue which has 4 bedrooms.  

Nonetheless, the present chief, Rishi Sunak, has moved away from this 25-year-old custom and has as a substitute opted to stay on the conventional residence of Quantity 10 along with his spouse Akshata Murthy and their two daughters, the household having beforehand lived in No 10 throughout his time as Chancellor.

 



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