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Boris Johnson 'forced to abandon plans for £150,000 tree house for son'

Boris Johnson 'forced to abandon plans for £150,000 tree house for son'

British PM 'forced to abandon plans for a tree house for son'

Boris Johnson has faced accusations that he planned to build a £150,000 tree house on the grounds of his Chequers country residence.


The Prime Minister didn't deny a story in The Times that said he had to drop the idea because the police were worried about security.


The report says that Mr. Johnson and his wife, Carrie, wanted to build a tree house in a secluded place for their son, Wilf, in the fall of 2020. Sources said that a Tory Party donor, Lord Brownlow, was considered for the development of the project, which was allegedly rejected due to the security risk since the structure would be visible from the road, despite the fact that bulletproof glass was provided for in the project.


Johnson wouldn't talk about the claims with reporters who were traveling with him to Rwanda, where he was going to a meeting of Commonwealth leaders.


"I'm not going to comment on non-existent objects or non-existent work that I have to do with my family," he said.


A government spokesman said: "We do not comment on private or family matters that are not related to ministerial statements or taxpayer funds."

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