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Prime Minister Liz Truss accused of spending £1800 in Norwich City's club shop

Tom Fenton

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Prime Minister Liz Truss accused of spending £1800 in Norwich City's club shop

Norwich City might lack star power on the pitch, but up in the stands, they have plenty of celebrity support.

The likes of Jake Humphrey, Stephen Fry and Delia Smith are all fans of the East Anglian club. So too is the UK's new Prime Minister - Liz Truss.

However, it appears that her fandom may have gone too far, as Truss has been accused of spending £1,800 worth of public money in Norwich City's club store.

The allegation comes from Labour MP and Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry, who questioned the PM's expenses in a recent Tweet.


Truss's support for The Championship side is well documented, as she's been spotted at several home games down the years.

According to Thornberry, who penned an open letter questioning the PM's expendature, Truss went overboard during one of her many trips to Carrow Road.

Earlier this week, Thornberry posted on Twitter: "How did the Foreign Office manage to spend £4,333.30 on two trips to the hairdresser?

"Why has their spending via government procurement cards shot up 45 per cent since last September? And why won't they answer these and dozens more related questions? Read all about it in my letter."

Prime Minister Liz Truss pictured at Carrow Road in 2019. Credit: Elizabeth Truss.
Prime Minister Liz Truss pictured at Carrow Road in 2019. Credit: Elizabeth Truss.

The letter she attached to the post read: "There are numerous items and categories of spending that, on the surface, are not easy to understand, and seem unusual in the context of FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office).

"Even £1,841 of spending at the Norwich City club shop."

Records show that two payments were made in the club shop that were subsequently put on the Foreign Office's books. Crucially, Prime Minister Truss was still in charge of the foreign Office at the time the payments were made.

On 21 October last year, £1,318 is believed to have been spent in the shop, while another £523.50 was spent in March of this year.

Carrow Road, Norwich City's home since 1935. Credit: Wikipedia.
Carrow Road, Norwich City's home since 1935. Credit: Wikipedia.

Following the explosive claims, an FCDO spokesperson stated (via the Daily Star): "We are committed to using public money responsibly. Our staff follow set guidelines to ensure purchases are appropriate and achieve value for money for the taxpayer."

As of the time of writing, the Prime Minister is yet to respond to the allegations that have been made against her.

Meanwhile, Norwich City have made a fine start to the new season following their relegation from the Premier League back in May of this year.

Dean Smith's side currently sit second in The Championship table, having won six of their first 10 games.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Elizabeth Truss

Topics: Norwich City, Premier League, EFL Championship, Football, England

Tom Fenton

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