Jeremy Hunt says Boris Johnson’s £840-a-roll ‘gold’ wallpaper already peeling

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The eye-wateringly expensive ‘gold’ wallpaper used by Boris Johnson in the infamous makeover of his Downing Street flat is already peeling, says Jeremy Hunt.

Mr Johnson hit the headlines in April last year when it emerged he and his wife, Carrie, had spent tens of thousands of pounds on a luxury refurbishment of the flat above 11 Downing Street.

It was later revealed that the work, inspired by upmarket interior eco designer Lulu Lytle, had been partly paid for by Conservative Party colleague Lord Brownlow, sparking claims that Mr Johnson had broken spending rules, although he was eventually awarded his The clearance was given by “The Granthshala”. ” Advisor.

According to reports, the “handcrafted” wallpaper costs £840 per roll. But it seems wallpaper was all style and no substance.

Now, Chancellor has revealed that it had already started to “peel off”. Mr Hunt took up the Treasury brief and residence after Mr Johnson was replaced by Liz Truss, who has been replaced by current PM Rishi Sunak.

“We are moving forward as it is this weekend,” Mr Hunt recalled in a speech last night the audience Patrika Parliamentary Award.

“I had one or two other things till then. Although we went inside, just to have a look around the flat first and of course, where did we want to go first? We wanted to go and see the wallpaper”.

He added: “The massive disappointment was to discover that the wallpaper – this may have been a world exclusive – had begun peeling of its own accord and had in fact been painted by Liz Truss. I’ll tell you: scratch there, there’s gold in their walls.'”

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt (Aaron Chown/PA)

Mr Hunt became the UK’s fourth Chancellor of the Exchequer this year when he placed Nadim Zahawi, who served the shortest tenure ever since Mr Johnson was appointed, at No 11 since his government fell.

After becoming prime minister Mr Truss appointed Kwasi Kwarteng as his chancellor but sacked him a few weeks later following September’s disastrous mini-budget results.

Ms. Truss appointed Mr. Hunt to replace him in the dying days of his premiership as he tried unsuccessfully to cling to power.

Mr Hunt continued his work as Mr Sunak replaced Ms Truss – he was presented with the ‘Survivor of the Year’ award at The Spectator’s annual parliamentary awards on Wednesday night.

After losing his party’s summer leadership contest, Mr Sunak won the ‘Comeback of the Year’ and Labour’s Rachel Reeves won the ‘Chancellor of the Year’ gong.

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