We, the humble UK taxpayer, don’t seem to get a fair deal, that is probably universally agreed upon. To add insult to injury the cost of Liz Truss’ odd shaped podium, that was specifically made for her, has been revealed.
In the end she lasted a total of 45 days in the top job.
So how much did it cost me, you all of us?
An eye-watering £4,175.
Using our GCSE level mathematics, the podium was on a £90 plus day rate for its short time under Truss’ elbows.
Labour’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, said: “Not only did Liz Truss and the Conservatives topple the British economy and spike mortgage repayments, they have left taxpayers picking up the tab for this personalised lectern.
“Her choice of a Jenga design should have been a warning sign of the chaos she was about to unleash. This grotesque monument to failure should serve as a reminder that the Tories should never again be trusted with the nation’s finances.”
After Zahawi agreed to pay several million pounds in tax to the authorities after a dispute over his family’s financial affairs.
So has he been told off by his party in public, of course not!.
At the post-PMQs lobby briefing the PM’s press secretary said that Rishi Sunak has full confidence in the Conservative party chair, Nadhim Zahawi, and takes him “at his word” around his tax affairs.
The PM’s press secretary defended this, saying Zahawi “has spoken and been transparent with HMRC”.
Asked if Sunak considered the matter closed, she said: “I don’t know whether the prime minister has reviewed it in full, but I do know that he takes Nadhim Zahawi at his word.”
She also said that Sunak intended to publish his own tax return shortly.