As Boris falls from grace, insiders helping his demise are leaking information about his time as Prime Minister. I found this online, about the expensive refurbishments he authorised in his accommodation at Number Ten Downing Street. (Chosen by his wife, Carrie) He got a friend to pay for it, and rewarded him politically, but this is just a snippet of the excess he enjoyed as Britain was locked down, and many were losing their jobs. This was the finished living room, which I think you will agree is an eyesore after Carrie’s choices.
Estimates vary, but it is believed they spent almost £200,000 on the 4-bed flat, including the cost for decorators and installers. That equates to 21,000 hours work at the minimum wage for many people in this country. Almost 2.5 years of their salary.
It would give me a headache to sit in this awful living room.
Some of the individual item costs are unbelievable. Boris and Carrie obviously have no idea how ‘ordinary people’ live.
Close to £80,000 for the items in the living room, not including the cost of the trade work.
That rug alone cost £7,000.
One sofa cost £7,500, and they bought two. That was without the cost of the fabric covering it, at almost £2,900.
One armchair, in matching fabric. £4,200.
A mirror, (which he doesn’t use to comb his hair) £3,000.
One lamp, plus lampshade, £8,500.
I could go on. But it makes me feel ill to do so. You can read the invoice, and that is just a ‘Part Invoice’.
This from a man who thought trained nurses were ‘paid handsomely’ at less than £40,000 a year.
A man who said that railway workers earned ‘too much money’ at £41,000 a year. (Including overtime and unsocial shift pay)
A man who said that the minimum wage of £9.50 an hour was ‘more than enough to live on’.
Is it any wonder that they call his wife ‘Carrie Antionette’?
It it any wonder that he has now been forced to resign?
Not to me it is not. It is long overdue.