March 26th, 2012

Dining Donors: Feldman, Roland, Taylor and Spencer

As reported in the last post, Sir Anthony Bamford the JCB chairman got to write a policy report for the government. He also popped into the flat.

Dinners in No 10 which major donors have attended:

14 July 2010 – No 10.  Attendees:

Anthony & Carole Bamford

Michael & Dorothy Hintze

Murdoch & Elsa Maclennan

Lord John & Lady Sainsbury

Andrew Feldman

Jill and Paul Ruddock

Mike and Jenny Farmer

Michael and Clara Freeman

28 February 2011 – flat

David Rowland and his wife. Andrew Feldman also attended.

2 November 2011 – flat. Attendees:

Henry and Dorothy Angest

Michael Farmer and wife

Ian Taylor and wife

27 February 2012 – flat

Michael Spencer and partner.

And what about Chequers?


93 Comments

  1. 1
    Init says:

    More money than sense

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    • 3
      Anonymous says:

      There are more people / companies who gave money; where and with whom did they have lunch, etc with.

      Please look at there web site to see who gives money.

      http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2009/08/latest-quarterly-donations-feature-individual-gift-of-over-1000000-to-the-conservative-party.html

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      • 16
        Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

        The only thing to FIX this is to Support the Parties with TAX payers money so that they dont have to worry about the donations to the Party and they can pocket the money themselves into their Swiss bank accounts.

        Great work if you can get it, Now we know where all the tickets for the Olympics have gone, Ha ha. While the Fu-king plebs, Tax Payers fund it…

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        • 39
          Regan MacNeil says:

          OK Miliband

          Over to you to publish the Roland Rudd dinner list that you promised

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        • 57
          Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

          Can you get a blow job or quick Wank also, How much. Please put out a price list all good brothels do.

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        • 63
          Nadjers says:

          I don’t agree with payment for favours – never have and never will. Cruddas should be taken outside and shot, along with anyone else who has touted for money in this fashion.

          What galls me beyond belief however is the sheer & utter hypocrisy of the Leiber party. They r.e.a.lly are a despicable bunch of turds, and to add insult to injury, these turds just deflect any attempt to bring them to book over their shabby d.e.a.lings over the y.e.a.rs, aided and abetted by the BBC. B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S!.

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    • 7
      Larry the cat says:

      I’ve never seen Dave like this before. He’s sweating and throwing things about. The rats say that the previous occupier used to do the same.

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    • 17
      Anonymous says:

      What about Chequers, Highclere Castle, his house in chippington, etc? Is Cameron saying he didn’t invite them there?

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    • 18
      Anonymous says:

      What about No. 11 Downing Street diners, te, etc?

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    • 22
      Anonymous says:

      Cash for access: large Tory donors can expect to meet David Cameron, says Francis Maude
      People who make large donations to the Conservative party should expect to get access to the Prime Minister, Francis Maude the Cabinet Office Minister has said.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9166631/Cash-for-access-large-Tory-donors-can-expect-to-meet-David-Cameron-says-Francis-Maude.html

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    • 26
      Dobby says:

      The twerp Jack Straw has just been on R4 denying that Labour have to disclose income, Tosser.

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      • 41
        Snuffle Snuffle says:

        He took bungs from a Texan gas company. Nothing he can say will every have any credibility.

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    • 52
      jake says:

      I wonder if the rich donors have a say…hehe
      Pay freezes for essential public servants.
      Make public servants work longer, pay more into their pension pot and receive less at the end.
      Make tuition fees the most expensive in the world in order to deter poorer people going to Uni.
      Privatise the NHS.
      Privatise the roads.
      Slash public spending accross the board.
      Increase VAT.
      Reduce the top rate of tax for their rich chums.
      Reduce corporation tax for their rich chums

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    • 61

      Guido, young man…..hear me.

      You are in your heart, a libertarian like us. You spoke at the Libertarian Alliance Conference Dinner in 2009 at which I was a few yards from you, and you were good. Your heart is in the right place, and At The Last, I know You Will Be With Us On Our Side.

      When you accuse the Tories of behaving like GramscoFabiaNazis of the left – taking money, allegedly, for “access to the Prime Monster” – you are right of course. Do not you know that they would do the same and worse? You yourself admit that the fascist pig Obama “would not get out of bed for $250,000.

      The Tories will take us all less quickly to the gas-chambers and incinerators than the GramscoFabiaNazis will. You know it. It’s because they’re less good at the killing sort of thing. There might be more time for them to trip up on banana-skins etc. Tyrants do, sometimes.

      For the Tories to get £250,000 over dinners is good. It means that Labour-GramscoFabiaNazis might be kept out of power for a few days longer than otherwise. Also, it’s dinner, which is good, and the No-10-flat will impress.

      It’s good for those who are less tyrannical than others, to get more donations that the others. I think Cameron should solicit higher figures in future for the subsequent sessions, so that he can give some of the surplus to UKIP and the Libertarian Alliance. Then, whe I’m Principal-Secretary-of-State-for-War for the People’s English-Revolutionary-Liberalist-Party’s first administration, and because war should start at home just like charity, I’ll put a stop to all this corrupt donation stuff.

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  2. 2
    Init says:

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    • 4
      smoggie says:

      Don’t care very much for humble pie, thanks.

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      • 11
        smoggie's dirty little secret says:

        “Gokhan, conscripted in the late 1990s, very quickly realised that he was not made for the army.

        ”I had a fear of guns,” he reminisces.”

        Don’t we all duckie…

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17474967

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        • 53
          Sir William Waad says:

          Which reminds me of Spike Milligan, in 1940, being conscripted and telling the sergeant that he didn’t like the army uniform.
          “Why not?”
          “Sir, Germans shoot at it.”

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    • 8
      Total Bullshit from Dave as per usual says:

      Unless of course you’re a pensioner ….in that case we’ll squeeze you until the pips squeak whilst feeding you total bullshit on how we’ve awarded you a 5.2% rise in your pension in April 2012 whilst glossing quickly over the fact that our failed policies have caused high inflatiion;low interest rates and that we’ve allowed the Bank of England to carry out Quantitive Easing on a massive scale….now c’mon, Gran stop griping…after all the Sun’s Shining AND We are ALL in this together after and someones gotta pay for Dave’s Rich Chum’s Tax Breaks

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  3. 5
    Anonymous says:

    good job the unions dont donate to the Conservatives they be there all year
    and probably want to buy the place.

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    • 10
      SouthEastVoter says:

      No the Unions would have voted for his brother.

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      • 12
        School for scoundrels says:

        No doubt milliband will be falling over himself now, to tell Guido who was at that meeting with him that he’s been keeping quiet about…

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  4. 6
    David Cameron says:

    Rumours that they donated money in return for the tax cut to 45p are true

    I mean false. FALSE! It’s good economic sense to give yet more money to those who already have far more than they could ever hope to spend and have a track record of only creating wealth for themselves

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  5. 9
    WVM says:

    Who gives a shit, I mean really!

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    • 15
      t says:

      The BBC mainly.

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      • 32
        Dobby says:

        Quite a few of us give a shit actually. Dave is wrtiggling like a worm on a string so he might give a shit too. The Beeb have done a pretty good job in reporting it too – especially Radio 4 Today prog.

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        • 44
          Anonymous says:

          I bet they have. BBC Radio 4 is like the recruiting arm of the social services. They love stories where they can report ‘a lack of resources’ for anti discrimination and diversity tzars. Tossers.

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    • 31
      Albert Pierrepoint says:

      String ‘em up

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    • 38
      Anonymous says:

      It’s called politics, and nothing to do with anything approaching any sort of reality.

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    • 51
      Nu Attack Dog says:

      Yes indeed – Bear sh*ts in woods shocka

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  6. 13
    Toucan says:

    how much to dine with Ed? £10 union subs?

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  7. 14
    The laddie's not for turning says:

    Wasn’t Hintze also behind Verrity / Gould / Fox. I seem to remember a refusal to answer a question (http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201212/cmhansrd/cm120116/text/120116w0002.htm#12011647000002) on meetings with him?

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  8. 19
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Anyone want to know how many times I have visited the loo?

    Thinking of which, can we have a list of meetings between unions and labour MPs.

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  9. 20
    Init says:

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  10. 21
    Perse O'Nally says:

    Mind you, who would have gone to dinner with the Maximum Imbecile?

    Campbell, McBride, Draper, Toilets……… Menu…Sausage and Chips.

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  11. 23
    nellnewman says:

    Of course these lists mean nothing without details of who these people are and how much they donated if anything.

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  12. 24
    Anon says:

    ”David Rowland and his wife Andrew Feldman also attended.”

    Oooooh suit you sir.

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  13. 25
    Marshmyst says:

    How can Labour keep a straight face when pontificating on tv about this . They are all as bad as each other, you only have to look at the party conferences to see who was there grass roots? more like fill our boots!

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  14. 29
    My Grandfather was a banker, my father was a banker and I'm a wa*nker, Dave says:

    Heir to Blair in more ways? Eh!

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  15. 33
    nad says:

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    Bogeyman says:

    Over at the Grauniad they’re having a field day with this – naturally.

    Meanwhile Rusbridger, editor of an organ which has been waging war on workfare and unpaid internships, is appealing for volunteer journalists and CiF moderators.

    I was going to say you couldn’t make it up, but when it comes to sanctimonious Lefties…

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  17. 43
    dr. sipp says:

    the people who donate £1000ish to the tory party must feel like sh^T

    100k doesnt get u there

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  18. 45
    The Man on The Raft of The Medusa says:

    We’re all in this together!

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  19. 47
    Observer says:

    And property developers wrote the expected concrete-over-Britain charter that the Government is expected to unveil very soon.

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  20. 49
    Nadjers says:

    I don’t agree with payment for favours – never have, never will. Cruddas should be taken outside and sh*t, along with anyone else who has touted for money in this fashion.

    What galls me beyond belief however, is the sheer and utter hypocrisy of the Leiber party. They really are a desperate bunch of turds.

    To add insult to injury, these turds just deflect any attempt to bring them to book over their shabby dealings over the years, aided and abetted by the BBC. B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S.

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  21. 50
    Who wants a new city to house all the fucking says:

    foreigners flooding into Britain?

    How about putting it in the Cotswolds?

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    • 86
      £250k to help fuck up Britain says:

      Only in Britain would you tear up the countryside to house people you don’t want with money you haven’t got.

      Vested interests truly run this shithole of a country.

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  22. 56
    Dave Laws (now going straight) says:

    How much is it to come round to No. 10 and have a rummage through Sam’s knicker drawer?

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  23. 58
    Thirsty Bloke says:

    Meanwhile, for the ordinary British Working Man Person, Muhammedans excluded, there is: Petitition against the Beer Tax escalator.

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  24. 59
    Michael Gove, Murdoch's liar in Cabinet says:

    Who can honestly say there is anything wrong with having policies to benefit one’s dinner companions?

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  25. 60
    Sir William Waad says:

    This influence thingy is a great deal cheaper than in my ancestor’s day, when he had to entertain the King, the Court and about 200 servants, hangers-on and hangers-ons’ servants for two weeks at a time, with swan, lamprey and sack at every meal, not to mention ensuring that none of the King’s mistresses bumped into each other. The first Sir William had to double all the tenants’ rents to pay for an extension to Waad Towers (no wind farms in those days!). It paid off, though; he got his main rival beheaded and we Waads never looked back!

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  26. 62
    El Jezza says:

    Is it me or is Dave having a wibbling moment?

    By the way, how much for coke and strippers at No.11 with George?

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  27. 64
    Lord John Prescott (yes Lord, really!) says:

    Give me a fiver for a couple of bags o’ chips and I’m yours, chuck.

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  28. 66
    Desperate Dan says:

    This scam has been masterminded by Foresight Consulting. Guido wouldn’t have fallen for it. He would have made enquiries and unearthed motives. Pity his assistants aren’t blessed with his antennae.

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  29. 67
    SouthEastVoter says:

    Are Labour in love with Murdoch newspapers again?

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    • 69
      Nadjers says:

      Guido,

      Would you kindly supply me with a list of words I can’t use on this blog, to save me being modded all the time? Thanks.

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    • 70
      Desperate Dan says:

      Yes. Yvette works for Rupert now. It wasn’t that Labour and the BBC didn’t like Murdoch or NI. Its was just that they didn’t like them talking to the Tories. They’ve come to an arrangement now – give Cameron a hard time and we’ll stop attacking you.

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  30. 74
    Spangle says:

    I don’t know why you are all complaining, we’ve got the best government money can buy!

    Come on though, is it any surprise that policy is driven by donors? Just look at the decisions; flogging off the NHS rather than streamline it, build pointless railways and new housing estates where they go through the countryside, keeping immigration up to fill those houses, student fees so people are put off and then you can keep those cheap graduates from China and India pouring in and also slash spending on universities. All for Dave’s dinner chums.

    Every single decision by government of any shade makes is driven by a vested interest and never the tax payer. We just foot the bill for their greed.

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  31. 75
    SouthEastVoter says:

    Has anyone called for a Public enquiry yet? One must be called . Lord Levy should lead the enquiry.

    The terms and remit should be how little you get for your money these days. I mean only dinner, time was you would get an honour.

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    • 81
      Let's all live in Grand Cayman says:

      Who says honours are unavailable for a decent donation to the local MP’s fighting fund?

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  32. 79
    Mr Newce says:

    Seems as though CCHQ have been learning a thing or two from East Herts District Council what with their preferred development sites, their preferred builders, their preferred dodgy District Cllrs etc etc

    And guess who has a house in East Herts? Oh yes…Peter Cruddas Esq. Of course he is hardly ever there because his finances seem to be in ………….Monaco

    But don’t despair. Who else in the same village as Mr Foxtrot Oscar (Peter swears a lot), Vince’s boy Mark Prisk MP. Any one else? Well one who grabbed himself a CBE and likes dining at the H of C

    Interestingly the village in question was very Cromwellian and at the last May Council elections the safetest Tory seat in the District had the incumbent’s majority slashed 27. I could go on but then there would be no gossip for later.

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  33. 83
    Cayman Islands anyone? says:

    Who said gongs were unavailable? Large donation to an MP’s fighting fund does wonders you know

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  34. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Now can we have a list of all meetings between Ed Minibandwagon and union leaders?

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  35. 85
    A pragmatist says:

    Now can we have a list of all meetings between Ed Minibandwagon and union leaders?

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  36. 87
    sad to see says:

    Was in England at the weekend..Manchester and Sheffield.
    By fuck, it really is rather a miserable hole now.
    Why do the people put up with the shit the are being subjected to .. speed cameras every 50meters ffs and overwhelming numbers of immigrants, alien to the old English way of life, everywhere

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    • 88
      Not Cameron's fag says:

      Wait until you see all the new building these people want. New towns/settlements everywhere throughout England, but not Wales, Scotland or NI.

      The tragedy is Tory voters voting for it all. Are they stupid? Yes clearly. Are they the first to complain? Yes.

      Get out whilst you can. This Country will fall faster than the Roman Empire.

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  37. 90
    PC clitoris says:

    dinner with Dave and Sam in very cosy, intimate city centre appartment.Drinks served on arrival by the Rt Hon William Haig wearing only an eye patch uplift bra and sporting a rather sexy erection.Chemical enhancers will be freely available served on a silver tray carried by the PM’s fag the Rt Hon George Osbourne.
    Guests wives will,on payment of entrance fee, be entered in the biggest fanny competition.Chief cnut judge will be Lord Mandlebum who’s descision will be final and binding.

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  38. 91
    Abdel from Tooting says:

    Mr Cameron has been in power for just short of two years now.

    If he is working so hard for us all then I cannot understand how he and his missus have managed to move into a new flat have a kitchen fitted and have 12 dinner parties.

    I work seven days a week in my takeaway in Tooting and have never had the spare time to invite anyone around to my house. It took me six months to get a plumber to come to my house to mend the sink.

    I just cant understand how Mr Cameron could have the spare time to do all this home entertaining .

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  39. 92
    camerond@parliament.uk says:

    It is quite simple.

    I delegate .

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  40. 93

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