‘I will always defend women’: Samantha Cameron throws her support behind Carrie Symonds in Downing Street Flat Makeover Row
- Samantha Cameron spoke to Mail amid furor over Carrie Symonds’ wallpaper
- Ms. Symonds is said to have spent thousands of ‘donated’ funds for a makeover
- The No. 11 flat got a £ 30,000 makeover in 2011 by the Camerons themselves
As the wife of a former Prime Minister, she is all too familiar with life on Downing Street.
So it’s not surprising that Samantha Cameron has taken up the defense of Boris Johnson’s fiancé Carrie Symonds.
She spoke to The Mail amid the furor surrounding claims that Miss Symonds had spent thousands of ‘donated’ funds on a Downing Street flat makeover.
The No. 11 flat underwent a £ 30,000 makeover in 2011 by the Camerons themselves. (Samantha Cameron, right, speaking to Michelle Obama)
Carrie Symonds, pictured, is said to have spent thousands of ‘donated’ funds on a Downing Street flat makeover.
As part of a full interview published today, Ms. Cameron – whose husband David was in office from 2010 to 2016 – said, ‘I don’t like the way women are directly blamed in such a Lady Macbeth way in this situations.
“Right or wrong, I am always biased and will always defend the woman.”
The No. 11 flat underwent a £ 30,000 makeover in 2011 by the Camerons themselves.
Officials said tax money was not spent on furniture or accessories, but on electricity, plumbing, decoration and structural changes.
In an extensive interview, however, Ms. Cameron was less eager to talk about her husband’s entanglement in the Greensill scandal.
He is accused of misusing his contacts in the government to seek support for the now-bankrupt financial firm, in the hope of great personal gain.
But Mrs. Cameron spoke of the effect lockdown had on the family – saying that her husband’s love for cooking caused them to ‘eat like gods’ while incarcerated in their second home in Oxfordshire.
The 50-year-old also revealed how she had ‘sleepless nights’ due to her fashion label, Cefinn, who had already lost money before Covid hit.
“It’s been really tough and like most people we weren’t prepared,” she said.