Four lectures in six years: taxpayers bomb government pulpits as prime ministers pick sharper designs – with Liz Truss ‘Jenga Tower’ the latest
- Taxpayers had to fire four different government spokespeople in six years
- The platform Liz Truss used on Thursday has been likened to the Jinja Tower
- Boris Johnson chose a dark wood platform, while Theresa May’s was cedar
- Downing Street did not say how much it costs but said it is used regularly
Taxpayers released four different government offices in the span of six years as each prime minister chose an increasingly exotic design.
The platform Liz Truss used on Thursday has been likened to Jinja Tower – a building block game that eventually collapsed – and many critics say it’s a perfect metaphor for the Truss period.
Lawyer and political analyst Robert Myers tweeted, “Can we agree that the shonky Jenga platform is damned and should be replaced with something less exotic.”
Taxpayers released four different government offices in the span of six years as each prime minister chose an increasingly exotic design
“How much has this jinga-style platform costing taxpayers? And what happens to that now — every new president seems to be creating a new platform,” said Tom Brooks, professor of law and government at Durham University.
David Cameron chose a curved pulpit in light polished wood, Theresa May opted for a more traditional design in stained cedar, while Boris Johnson used a dark wood presidential style favored by American politicians.
The platform Liz Truss used on Thursday has been likened to a Jenga tower – a building block game that eventually collapsed.
New Labor, on the other hand, used a rickety podium on wheels, employed by Gordon Brown and Tony Blair.
Downing Street did not disclose how much was spent on the counters, but insisted that they all be used regularly.
“Government lectures that are routinely used by ministers are updated after being used regularly in press conferences and speeches,” a government spokesperson said.
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