Boris Johnson, his fiance Gary Symonds and their son Wilfred Larry Nicholas do not seem to be completely comfortable next to the government seat at 11 Downing Street “No. 10”. The couple wants to offer a four-bedroom apartment to suit their own tastes, and quotes the British “Dodler” Symonds as getting rid of the “John Lewis dream” left by their predecessors.
John Lewis is a popular intermediate UK store that may have been popular among the many voters who helped Johnson get to Downing Street.
The problem with this is – Symond’s statement is far worse than it sounds – and its taste is far more exclusive than the budget for the redesign. Premier has put up 30 30,000 a year to design rooms that will make it comfortable for him, his family and top guests there.
Since this is a gray area between work and private purposes, Johnson can finance the new interior himself. When his US colleagues Barack Obama and Donald Trump visited the White House, they reportedly invested $ 1.5 million and $ 1.75 million in remodeling. Johnson does not seem ready to do this – perhaps because of the many divorces and obligations he has had with at least six children.
The fundraising campaign will rectify the situation – with the official purpose of protecting the buildings at 10 and 11 Downing Street “for cultural and historical preservation”. At least here, London wants to move itself to Washington, where a financial and personal donation will allow moving presidents and their families to spend about $ 100,000 on remodeling, furniture and decoration.
However, British experts are skeptical about whether cash donations are being recorded as gifts in support of the PM’s facility and whether recipients can claim the appropriate tax benefits. To be considered a “charity”, a poor group must benefit from the funds raised. “I do not know whether the Prime Minister and his fiance are qualified,” the British Guardian was quoted as saying by the former chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, which advises the government on ethical issues.
Alternatively, the results should be available to the public, for example, this is not possible on Downing Street for safety reasons alone. In addition, a fundraising campaign in support of a public servant can cause other problems – for example, opening the door to his unauthorized support. However, the ethics expert says he will be “close to himself” if the fundraising campaign is approved.
Who donates to new furniture?
According to the British media, despite these concerns, charity projects are already being discussed in top management circles. However, the “Foundation Committee” has not yet signed up, and Johnson’s spokeswoman Alegra Stratton called it “speculation.”
There already seems to be at least one donor. The Guardian reports that taxi operator John Griffin has already kindly revealed himself. Griffin is a major contributor to Johnson’s Conservatives, to whom he has historically raised more than $ 4 million. According to the newspaper, he defended a facility fundraiser. Entrepreneurs noted the government’s success in epidemics.
Boris Johnson excelled during the Ov Govt-19 crisis. The public is happy with his performance and I am ready to support him, ”Griffin said. He would “buy a few pounds” or “at least one ticket” for Johnson.
If they really want to implement charitable projects, Johnson and Symonds can look to Washington. The first woman at the time, Jackie Kennedy, established a particularly stylish interior worship for the White House. It received an Emmy in 1962 after 56 million Americans watched a CBS news film tour of the government’s redesigned location.
At the time, however, the United States was not in a crisis comparable to that of Great Britain as a result of the Brexit and Corona epidemics. At a time when many Britons are struggling financially, Premier’s facility upgrade may not be as accessible as Kennedy’s.
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