It does make Johnson look like a fare dodger. Chances his arm by seeing if he can get away without a ticket. When (if) caught buys a ticket and assumes that will be the end of it. And the fine Mr Johnson?
As has been mentioned, the flat and Chequers are grace and favour accommodation provided for the PM by us.
"It needs something that the public can look at as being completely out of touch."
£200,000 to redecorate? That's not out of touch?
Even £30,000 (the annual sum provided) is approximately 4 year's worth of Universal Credit payments to a couple. That's to live off, not hand to your interior designer friend as a down payment on a bathroom re-vamp.
Oh and £58,000 will get you a perfectly adequate 3 bedroomed house in the Hartlepool area.