Every PM gets to choose their own podium and Truss had two, one paid for by the Conservative party and the other paid for by the government, the Mirror has reported. Responding to a freedom of information request, Downing Street noted it had spent £4,175 on the latter.
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.”
Ah lecterns. There is even a man who is in charge of carrying the many lecterns in and out of Downing Street, Tobias Gough, who got people's attention in 2019 because people think he is pretty dreamy.