The Foreign Office managed to rack up a £1,841 bill at the Norwich City club store while Premier Liz Truss was at the helm.
In the payments highlighted by Shadow Labor Attorney General Emily Thornberry, £1,318 was spent at the official Canary Store on October 21 last year and £523.50 on March 21 this year.
Questions are asked to Truss, MP for South West Norfolk and a Norwich fan, about her use of public money.
But the main one from us is: how the hell do you spend £1,841 in the Canaries club shop?
Some have speculated on the cost of having the Premier League badge removed and then stitched back on each year.
Others have suggested the Prime Minister may have paid Ricky van Wolfswinkel out of the back of a shirt.
But we prefer to imagine 10 Downing Street decked out in Norwich merchandise with the firm walking around in full kit.
In a letter to Deputy Foreign Secretary Gillian Keegan, Thornberry admitted there would likely be more appropriate reasons for the vast majority of purchases.
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An influential foreign diplomat who loves Norwich, perhaps.
But Thornberry added: “There are also many expense items and categories that – at first glance – are not as easy to understand and seem unusual in the context of previous FCDO expenditures: high-end private catering; wellness and beauty care; significant supplies from UK wineries; large quantities of household furniture; and even £1,841 in spending at the Norwich City club store.
A Foreign Office spokesperson replied: “We are committed to using public money responsibly. Our staff follows established guidelines to ensure purchases are appropriate and provide value for money for the taxpayer. »
£1,841 gets you 33 standard home shirts from the Norwich shop, which is probably the safest and most boring guess of what could have happened.
But with ‘value for money’ in mind, Max Rushden, Charlie Baker and the rest of the Warm-Up team on talkSPORT decided to try and create a shopping basket worth £1,841 £, without buying anything more than once.
It’s the international break, after all…
How to spend £1,841 in the Norwich club shop
- Adult Navy Track Pants – £40
- Adult Navy Training Shorts – £28
- Adult navy rain jacket – £65
- Staff Training Sweatshirt – £50
- Set of two ‘new fan’ bibs – £10
- Canary crested pajamas – £15
- Backpack – £18
- Lunch bag – £12
- Silver crest pendant and chain – £10
- Stud earrings – £35
- White Gold Foil T-Shirt – £18
- Yellow Piping Polo – £20
- Fleece dressing gown – £30
- Black hoodie – £50
- Norwich Sweatshirt – £36
- Stone T-shirt – £25
- Baby on board sign – £15
- Picture frame – £15
- Street Sign Cushion – £16
- Laundry basket – £5
- Curtains – £24
- Fleece blanket – £35
- Double duvet – £25
- Boot bag – £12
- Street Sign Ball – £8
- Notepad – £6
- Sports bag – £10
- Soccer – £14
- Car mats – £28
- Doormat – £18
- Bamboo Wireless Charger – £30
- Shower Gift Set – £17.95
- Bath towel – £22
- Wooden board – £20
- Flask – £18
- Number One Dad Mug – £7
- 1986/87 Retro Track Top – £48
- Green shower jacket – £30
- Adult NCF Hoodie – £22
- Esports shirt – £55
- 1986/87 Retro Shirt – £48
- Striped Square Socks – £4.50
- Slippers – £38
- Zipped track top – £25
- Retro track top – £36
- Light vest – £35
- Center Patch Hoodie – £38
- Workout Pants – £40
- Zipped sweatshirt – £55
- Another pair of training pants – £40
- Another rain jacket – £65
- Third socks – £12
- Third shorts – £28
- Third long sleeve top with Hernandez on the back – £89
- Homemade socks – £12
- Outdoor socks – £12
- Outside shorts – £28
- Outdoor long sleeve top with name and badge – £88
- Home shirt with name and number – £87
- Home goalkeeper shirt – £65
- Home goalkeeper shorts – £28
- Deluxe Lanyard – £3.50
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