WATCH: Grant Shapps rolls his eyes as Susanna Reid diverts him away from Tony Blair attack

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Boris Johnson has come under fire as he battles accusations he lied over who paid for renovations to his Downing Street flat. The Prime Minister receives £30,000 from the public purse for the upkeep of the apartment but the total cost of the refurbishment was £88,000. It was reported Johnson had received a loan from a Conservative Party donor but politicians must declare any donations they receive and there has yet to be any confirmation over where the excess cost of £58,000 came from. On Good Morning Britain, Grant Shapps tried to deflect attention away from Johnson onto former PM Tony Blair but was shut down by Susanna Reid.

Shapps remarked: “The main thing is the cabinet secretary has been asked to undertake a conduct review to actually show exactly what happened. 

“But this story I was just looking back at The Guardian 2001 about Tony Blair refurbishing his…”

Interrupting, Reid said: “Sorry, you can divert attention to Tony Blair but that is history.

“The point is now Boris Johnson has £30,000 of funds that he is allowed to use for refurbishment, parliament was told last week that Mr Johnson has an excess cost of £58,000 and what we do not know who provided that £58,000.”

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