Wednesday, January 26, 2011

End world hunger! Eat lots of food for money!

What a marvellous juxtaposition we have in the most recent copy of the Register of Member's Interests from champagne socialist, Dianne Abbott.
Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
December 2010, fee of £3,000 for participating in Channel 4’s ‘Come Dine with Me’ television programme. Address: ITV Studios Ltd, The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT. Hours: 36 hrs. (Registered 15 December 2010)

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: The Hunger Project Trust
Address of donor : 1st Floor, Building 5, Chiswick Park, 566 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5YF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: five complimentary tickets for World Hunger Day Gala Concert to be held on 9 January 2011. Each ticket is valued at £152; total value £760.
Date of receipt of donation: 19 December 2010
Date of acceptance of donation: 20 December 2010
Donor status: registered charity
(Registered 21 December 2010)
So, she gets paid three grand to gorge herself on food and booze provided by herself and three other "celebrities", then pockets a handful of tickets worth £760 to pop off to a benefit concert in support of ending - of all things - world hunger.

Can you just imagine the screams of outrage and "shameful insensitivity" if a Tory did that?

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