British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday faced further allegations that he spent money to renovate his residence and childcare for his son, which his foreign minister dismissed as unsubstantiated rumors.
Johnson has repeatedly spoken out against the Coffs, the Brexit crisis and the revelations of his prostitution, but the revelation that he and his fiance Gary Symonds have lavishly spent their time redesigning their residence with a famous stylist has touched the nerves of some Britons.
Johnson, one of the leaders of the 2016 campaign to leave the EU, is battling charges over his spending and managing his senior team in the British government, with opponents showing he is unfit to work.
Johnson has repeatedly said he paid to renovate his Downing Street apartment, but the EC says there is reason to suspect a crime in funding the work.
The Sunday Times reported that the total cost of the work was about 000 200,000 (6,276,000) and that an invoice had been paid directly by a donor from the Conservative Party – a benefit that should be reported to tax authorities.
The newspaper also reported that Conservative donor Johnson’s youngest son, Wilfred, had been asked to pay for the ayahuasca.
“I don’t care about paying for the leaflets, but I don’t have to pay to actually wipe the Prime Minister’s baby ass,” the unidentified donor said.
Johnson’s Downing Street office did not address the announced pension costs, but said in a statement: “The Prime Minister has attracted all childcare costs.”
The Conservative Party declined to comment on the report.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb initially declined to comment directly on who paid for the work, and said he knew nothing about whether a donor was asked to pay for Johnson’s day care.
“The last question you asked was an example of a conversation,” Rob told Sky TV. He said Johnson was “clear” about spending to renovate the apartment.
In the run-up to Thursday’s local elections in most parts of Britain, some polls show Johnson’s ratings have plummeted. His party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about a third of the seats.
There has been so much buzz about the cost of rebuilding Downing Street that Johnson came out last week to express his “love” for John Lewis, a retailer acclaimed by millions of British voters.
Dodler magazine cites an unidentified source who said the work improved the apartment after the “John Lewis furniture dream” from former Prime Minister Theresa May. (With Reuters)