Civil servants sparked fury after £7,000 was spent during a cost-of-life crisis on hiring celebrity doppelgängers from David Bowie to Baby Spice to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
The lavish party, which was held at the British Embassy in Sweden, saw actors from Entourage Productions walk around the building to mark the late Queen’s birthday.
Other actors in the production company also wear similar clothes A Boris Johnson doppelgänger who looks like Hannibal Lecter, caged and chained in a straight jacket.
However, the Foreign Office insisted that none of the actors were dressed like the former prime minister during the ceremony.
Entourage Productions, who attended the party, has a doppelgänger who looks a lot like Boris Johnson, painted and chained in a straitjacket like Hannibal Lecter. But the Foreign Office said none of the actors were dressed like the former prime minister
Civil servants spent £7,000 to hire celebrity lookalikes, from David Bowie to Baby Spice, to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee at the British Embassy in Sweden.
About 60 people are believed to have stormed the Stockholm residence of ambassador Judith Goff in June, Mirror reports,
The cost of hiring artists has led to a backlash from the opposition as the country grapples with a cost-of-living crisis resulting from high energy bills and food prices.
a labor source told mirror: ‘The Tories must not realize we are in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis or they should not care.
‘Either way, he needs to get his £7,000 dance troupe and exit stage off.
‘Fetish gear, pig heads, and Boris in a cage: it would all be a good laugh if it weren’t such a blatant waste of taxpayers’ money.’
While no one dressed as Paddington Bear, toys were scattered around the house in tribute to the Queen
British Ambassador Judith Gough attended the party wearing a Union Jack dress and holding a Paddington Bear toy. While no one dressed as Paddington Bear, toys were scattered around the house in tribute to the Queen
The party rocked to British pop hits and bagpipe music, as guests snacked on Jubilee cakes and British sausages from the barbecue.
While no one dressed as Paddington Bear, toys were scattered around the house in tribute to the Queen.
Those attending the party ‘in some way helped us to strengthen the ties between the United Kingdom and Sweden’.
The Foreign Office said such events are an ‘important opportunity’ to promote ‘the UK’s influence on the world stage and bilateral relations between countries’.
At the end of December Labor MP Emily Thornberry asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, ‘in the context of his department’s publication of government procurement card spending in excess of £500 for June 2022, what was (a) the nature and (b) the purpose’ Entourage was paid £6,941.43 on 17 June 2022 for tha services’.
A photograph of the jubilee party held at the British Embassy in Stockholm.
British pop hits and bagpipe music rocked the party, guests snacked on jubilee cakes and British sausages from a barbecue
Foreign Office Minister David Ratley said some of the party’s funding came from private sponsors.
He said: ‘Staff considered a number of bids; Entourage Productions was felt to represent the best value for money in terms of lowest cost and range of services provided.
‘The Queen’s birthday party was funded by a combination of Great UK funding and private sponsorship.’
A Foreign Office spokesman told MailOnline: ‘The British Embassy Stockholm hired entertainers to appear at the Jubilee celebrations as UK celebrities including David Bowie and Baby Spice.
‘Events such as the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations are an important opportunity to promote the UK’s influence on the world stage and boost bilateral relations between the countries.’
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