ANDY Murray has hit out at the Tory government with the perfect response to claims they can be trusted with the public purse strings.

The tennis ace made the jibe on Twitter in response to Rob Jacques, who sets crosswords for a variety of publications.

Jacques had quoted from Rishi Sunak’s statement given to the House of Commons on Wednesday.

Sunak had said: “The cost of borrowing is continuing to rise. In the next financial year, we are forecast to spend £83 billion on debt interest – the highest on record and almost four times the amount we spent last year.

"That is why we have already taken difficult decisions with the public finances, and that is why we will continue to weigh carefully calls for additional public spending. More borrowing is not cost or risk free.

"I said it last autumn, and I say it again today: borrowing down, debt down – only the Conservatives can be trusted with taxpayers’ money.”

Quoting the final line, Jacques said it was “magnificent stuff”.

In response, Murray wrote: “Lol.

“Didn’t the Conservative Prime Minister spend 10s of thousands of taxpayers’ money on gold wallpaper that keeps falling down?”

The reference was to the £840-a-roll golden wallpaper which Johnson reportedly bought to redecorate the No 11 flat.

Reports in May 2021 said that the Prime Minister had been forced to call the decorators in after the paper started peeling loose and curling at the corners.

Corruption allegations swirled around the question of who exactly paid for the £88,000 refurbishment of the flat.

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