More expense accusations for Luxury Lars

Former PM reported to have drunk amply during work time

Ekstra Bladet is reporting that Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the former prime minister and serving leader of opposition party Venstre, could be in more hot water because of the contents of his expense receipts. This time for drinking on work time.

Back in 2013, the politician was dubbed 'Luxury Lars' following the revelation he spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer money on first-class flights and that Venstre suited him up to the tune of 152,000 kroner.

It took him a long time to shake off the media scrutiny and win back the confidence of his party. Now, just months before a general election, he could face a similar but familiar struggle.

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Ekstra Bladet obtained access to the expenses documentation from the Prime Minister’s Office showing that during several official overseas visits as PM, Rasmussen and his entourage would drink the equivalent of between five and six units of alcohol each on a two-and-a-half hour flight.

According to Ekstra Bladet's reporting, several civil servants have informed the paper that there would be drunk at most two to three units of alcohol during such visits, and mainly on the return flight.

Rasmussen has not commented on the reports.

A unit of alcohol is the equivalent of a glass of wine, a shot or half a pint of beer, but can vary depending on alcohol strength.