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George Osborne Spends £10M Of Taxpayers Cash On S*****y New 'big Brother' Treasury Revamp

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/george-osborne-spends-10m-taxpayers-2871076

George Osborne has blown a cool £10.2million revamping his Whitehall HQ using firms which supply the Big Brother house, Vivienne Westwood and the Queen Mary 2.

The Chancellor splashed tax-payers’ cash on interior designers specialising in expensive and quirky chairs, tables and desks.

The two-year spending spree is revealed just days before Mr Osborne discloses his latest brutal cuts in Thursday’s Autumn Statement.

And it will create out­­rage, coming as millions of the country’s most vulnerable people are hit by cuts to disability benefits and having to endure the hated bedroom tax.

Details of the lavish spending emerged following a question tabled in the House of Commons when it was revealed that over two years Mr Osborne has sanctioned a string of deals to smarten up his department.

The items bought have not been disclosed but the firms used by him are. Among the Treasury’s suppliers was Panik Design, which sells £5,500 bookshelves, £3,300 poker card tables and £65 paperweights.

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Not a good use of public money - but £10m is a rounding error of a rounding error to HMT.

It is however about the same sum of money given out annually to tackle rough sleeping and homelessness in London by the Treasury!

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So it is fine to waste other peoples money.....it won't make them more contented, or give them better creditability or respect, just makes them look needy for the fancy stuff. ;)

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How much did they pay for those old fruit and veg crates? Clearly shopped at the 'Seen you coming' shop run by Harry Enfield

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The question I have to ask is "why?" Particularly when a caretaker at the Treasury told me that it already received a make-over when Gordon Brown was Chancellor. The difference was that the banks took the tab.

Andrew

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