Boris Johnson’s butler smuggled £27,000 worth of takeaways into Downing Street for the PM
22 May 2021
Boris Johnson again finds himself in the midst of scrutiny over personal spending as the secret operation which saw his butler supply him with £27,000 worth of luxury food was revealed.
Working under codenames the Prime Minister and the wife of the rich Tory donor who organised the daily deliveries to the No 10 back door, had a butler drop off the meals on rented ‘Boris bikes’.
The sustenances was provided by the elite Daylesford organic farm shops, owned by Lady (Carole) Bamford, from last May to February. She is married to the owner of the JCB construction giant. Lord Bamford and his companies have given £10million to the Conservatives.
The Daylesford dishes, were “designed” to revive Mr Johnson’s energy levels after his brush with death after contracting Covid.
Johnson originally denied that the Bamfords paid for his food deliveries. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The costs of food for personal consumption are borne by the Prime Minister.”