Connect with us


Ex-UK PM, Boris Johnson, accused of putting £4,445 New York dinner on govt credit card



Former United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has been accused of putting the cost of a dinner totalling £4,445 on a government credit card while “living it up” in New York.

In a leaked report, it is suspected that Johnson had used ousted PM, Liz Truss ’s official plastic to perpetrate the crime.

The report said that Johnson had taken his entourage of 24 out for a meal and drinks while attending the United Nations General Assembly on 21st September, 2021, where he reportedly embarked on the spending spree.

He was still the UK Prime Minister while Truss had just been appointed his Foreign Secretary a week before then, the report stated.

Read also:Nigerian declares bid to succeed Boris Johnson as British PM

“After talks with foreign leaders, the then PM headed for famous New York diner, Smith & Wollensky’s, where he ran up a bill of £4,445.07 – or £177.80 a head,” the report said.

“And Labour research shows that is exactly the amount it would cost to feed ten infant school children for a year,” it noted, with Labour’s Deputy leader Angela Rayner saying “Taxpayers have been left picking up the bill for the last two Prime Ministers’ excesses.”

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now