In 2011, David Cameron spent £680,000 refurbishing 10 dowing street, almost all of the money being from taxpayer's money. This brings the question to whether 10 downing street is a luxury house, or if it is just an office. We know that Winston Churchill enjoyed painting in the huge garden at the back (definitely not neccesary for an office) so to him, this was clearly a luxury. Also, the prime minister is meant to represent the country, and someone living in a massive, expensive house does not give a very good representation of the country, as many people in england are very poor. Therefore, I think that the prime minister should go to work just like us and live in a normal house.