Wallpaper row on a roll

THE infamous wallpaper debacle rolls on. Last year, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine came under fire for his “Cardinal Wolsey lifestyle”, when he lashed out u300 per roll on wallpaper. Now it is the turn of Lord Strathclyde, Tory chief whip in the House of Lords, whose walls are also stylishly adorned by Pugin patterns (pictured below), at the same cost to taxpayers.

The discovery – made during the filming of BBC documentary Inside the Lords – will allow Lord Irvine to cock a snook at Opposition leader William Hague, who has long tried to portray Government ministers as extravagant.

The Express