John Lewis hits back at PM’s “furniture nightmare” comments in Twitter posts

John Lewis has hit back at Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Twitter as controversy grows over reported “John Lewis furniture nightmare” comments.

The department store has weighed in on the growing controversy surrounding the lavish redecoration of his 11 Downing Street flat, which some reports suggest cost over £200,000.

A formal investigation into how Johnson funded this redesign has been launched by the Electoral Commission, with reports suggesting Conservative party funds were used and his former advisor Dominic Cummings alleging he planned to “have donors secretly pay for the renovation”.

However, the “snobby” comments reportedly made by the Prime Minister and his fiancé Carrie Symonds against John Lewis have also sparked a public backlash.

According to a Tatler article on Symonds, the pair were desperate to redesign the flat to get rid of the “John Lewis furniture nightmare” left over by Theresa May.

In a Twitter post yesterday the department store’s PR team said they prided themselves on having something for *almost* anyone.

They later posted a picture of a John Lewis truck outside Downing Street stating: “Good things we have a recycling service for old pre-loved furniture”.

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The comments have sparked a wider debate around snobbery in 10 Downing Street, with many accusing Johnson of being entirely out of touch with modern society.

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