August 20th, 2012

£250,000 For Dinner With Nick Clegg

While the sky-high union funding of the Labour Party will hardly come as a surprise, Guido was intrigued to note a sizeable donation to the LibDems in today’s latest figures. The largest yellow donation was generously given by a property development company by the name of Brompton Capital Limited. Brompton Capital – owned by millionaire businessman Rumi Verjee, an entrepreneur who made his fortune selling pizza – gave the LibDems £250,000 in the second quarter of 2012. Guido is sure that it is nothing than coincidence that last year Verjee dined with Nick Clegg at the LibDem leader’s posh home in Kent. Hopefully Verjee got more than a Domino’s for his money…


81 Comments

  1. 1
    Selohesra says:

    Probably got to have a go on Miriam for that money

  2. 2
    jgm2 says:

    Can a peerage be far behind?

  3. 3
    Jimmy says:

    The Conservative Party is of course funded entirely from local associations’ coffee mornings and jumble sales.

  4. 4
    SP4BS says:

    Selling pizzas? how common!

  5. 5
    B. Y. Passer says:

    Sounds rummy to me

  6. 6
    Denis McShane's Shed says:

    If he’s a Lib Dem, a go on Nick seems more likely.

  7. 7

    What a disgracefully chauvinistic comment!

    A man after my own heart.

  8. 8
    Blue Rinz says:

    - together with Beetle Drives, Whist Drives, and Raffles

  9. 9

    I suggest the Pizza alla casalinga.

  10. 10
  11. 11
    jgm2 says:

    The grassroots Conservative association is obviously in need of a democratic revamp. We should give local Conservative associations 2 million quid a year as party of a ‘Conservative modernisation fund’. What they do with that money is entirely up to them of course.

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  14. 14
    ToonBob... says:

    Arise Sir Rumi ?

  15. 15
  16. 16
    jgm2 says:

    He should be lobbying Labour for a National Pizza Service to ensure that the poorest in society have access to free food.

    Only those who want people to starve to death could possibly object to such an initiative.

  17. 17
    SP4BS says:

    I thought you’d like this earlier:

    But perhaps you were at the pub.

  18. 18
    johnwardmedway says:

    I can personally vouch for the fact that local Conservative Associations are indeed funded from their social events and a part of members’ subscriptions, although they have moved on from coffee mornings & jumble sales.

    I have recently been to a barbecue and will be at a strawberry tea next weekend, for example; but I have in recent years been to small-airport events (and inspected preserved/re-built aircraft), paddle steamer trips up and down the river, Indian/Chinese/Thai/Turkish meals, New Year’s drinks with a speaker, diplomatic garden parties (though I couldn’t make it this year), and many more besides.

    That’s the real world – a completely foreign and alien place to Lefties, of course…

  19. 19
    johnwardmedway says:

    I think the fellow just wanted a pizza the action…

  20. 20

    Quite good but the contents on my glass would be black in colour with a white top. Ideally it will have a shamrock drawn on the top…

  21. 21
    Sir William Waad says:

    If Cleggie were a meal he would be supermarket Chicken Kiev – yellowy-orange on the outside, green and oozy on the inside, disgustingly bland all through.

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  23. 23
    Frankie says relax says:

  24. 24
    Jimmy says:

    “paddle steamer trips up and down the river,”

    I think we’ve all been on that one.

    Any news on the paddle?

  25. 25
    A Cat says:

    So that’s what they do with my piss!

  26. 26
    tommy5d says:

    Can we just state fund the political parties already and ban all other donations? It really needn’t cost very much. Why not give them a pitiful amount so they can’t afford billboards, etc., and make them get their volunteers out more?

  27. 27

    Up and down?

    You want one of these:

    http://bit.ly/MGP1qN

  28. 28
    Frankie says relax says:

  29. 29
    Ashley Cole says:

    He’s not talking about choc-ices again, is he?

  30. 30
    E says:

    That is sooo sweet !!!

    Of course he thinkin , “The hydrophobicity of them amphipathic polypeptides is a little on the frisky side for my sensitivities.”

    Nice piccy x .

    E x .

  31. 31
    Hannibal Lecter says:

    I’d give you $2,500 for a dinner OF Nick Clegg.

  32. 32
    Gordon McDoom says:

    I pledge a hundred squillion zillion bazonkazmoon euros to the labour party.
    I will write a cheque as soon as i can get the crayon back out of my nostril.

  33. 33
    Chumlee says:

    How about Don Amott “King of Caravans”

  34. 34
    Jimmy says:

    It would be cruel. Tory members’ average age is 97. Would be funny though.

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Or in your case, Pizza Alla Cunnilingus, I’d have thought…

  36. 36
    ting a ling , taxi! says:

    You must be joking!, they have already had the keys to our money and you want them to have what’s left, if they can’t get people to give them money then the party should go to hell , the same place these thieves have put us.

  37. 37
    jgm2 says:

    Labour lost. Get over it.

  38. 38
    Stephanie Flounders says:

    Both Eds have donated to my bank!

  39. 39

    Right! Concentrate Quango!
    third time lucky!..You CAN do this.

    …Guido was intrigued to note a sizeable donation to the LibDems in today’s latest figures. The largest yellow donation was generously given………………..ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ”

  40. 40

    I know when I’m licked… :-D

  41. 41
    Wank manager says:

    Sizable deposits in fact.

  42. 42
    jgm2 says:

    Are you off your fucking head? At least at the moment there is some possibility that other political parties can emerge. Look at the S&P in Fucking Scotland. Laughed at twenty or thirty years ago and now on the verge of handing England its freedom (provided enough 16 year olds vote for them).

    But if we have parties funded by central ‘donations’ probably based on the number of existing votes then there’ll be no hope for new parties to emerge. This would, of course, suit the incumbent triumverate down to the ground but would be very bad news indeed for anybody who isn’t already established.

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  44. 44

    You must be phospholipids, already…

  45. 45
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    There must be something about selling pizzas that gives these blokes political ambitions:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Cain

  46. 46
    Stephanie Flounders says:

    It keeps dribbling in.

  47. 47
    Mark Oaten says:

    We have shit fundraising parties

  48. 48
    Mornington Crescent says:

    I’d give you 2.5M NOT to have dinner with Nick Clegg.

  49. 49
    Pussy Rot says:

    Anyone want 500 business cards with slight typo

  50. 50

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  51. 51

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  52. 52
    Vladimir Putin says:

    Pussie Riot!!!

  53. 53
    E says:

    No , sweetheart x .

    I horrifically sober again , ain’t I :- (

    Jus has to deal wiv it , I spose .

    E x .

  54. 54
    Rumi Goingson says:

    I will have it known that while I sell fast junk food, my taste in food and fine wines are of the highest order, so £250k for a meal and future business promises from a political leader are the order of the day.

  55. 55
    says:

    Would u like me to come round an lick ur innie again , x ?

    ♥ x .

  56. 56
    Rumi Goingson says:

    Free food if you vote Lib Dem or Labour.
    Sounds right to me.

  57. 57
    says:

    There’s alway a show off around.

  58. 58
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    Well done Hannibal. I’d chuck you a few bob to pay for the indigestion tablets.

  59. 59
    Eton fags says:

    Real world, the only things missing that would make this list look worse are polo matches and a Bullington Club reunion dinner!

  60. 60
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    There’s echo on this blog sometimes.

    Error 346

  61. 61
    Anyonmous says:

    Pleeeeze !!!

    Might be bit salty from yesterday ♥

    E x .

  62. 62
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    +110%

  63. 63
    E=SC² says:

     

  64. 64
    Moll Flanders says:

    I was shafted by the Labour party. And so were you.

  65. 65
    David Cameron says:

    And I send them £55 MILLION A DAY on your behalf

  66. 66
    Nurse Botha says:

    That’s the first time I’ve heard it called a “nostril”, dear. Leave it in for now and later, when we all practise our pelvic floor excercises, you can draw us a little doodle.

  67. 67
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Yawwnn. As ever Jimmy-boy.

  68. 68
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Ah! The Madrigore of Verjuice.

  69. 69

    Shall I put it in now , hun x ?

    SC x♥x♥x

  70. 70
    E says:

    Mmmmm .

    Only when u gotta mo , babe x .

    Don’t wanna break u off from ur writins an that :- )

    I likes C.S. Lewis , I spose ♥

    E x .

  71. 71
    Gordon McHaggard says:

    250 pennies to have a dinner of farleys rusks with me. They make your poo turn white.

    I used to be your Prime Minister.

  72. 72

    It’s got lots of juice in it I suppose…

    But so have you. An I’s jus about to spill some more. Will it fit in there?

  73. 73
    johnwardmedway says:

    You’ve been on the Kingswear Castle?

  74. 74
    johnwardmedway says:

    Funny; all the (commercially-run) places I ever go are always well-attended by the good folk of my home area. Nothing rarefied about our atmosphere around here.

    Of course, for those who specialise in dragging their home areas down, it could well be a different story where they are. I’m sure those types are proud to be negative & with chips on their shoulders…

  75. 75
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Classic Guido snobbery. It seems to me that a businessman making his money from pizza is following an unusually honest line compared with most donors. But I guess the right school is more important to both Tories and Labour – excuses any criminality.

  76. 76
    ho hum says:

    I always thought a magnum was a gun. Silly me…

  77. 77
    E says:

    *lays back and pours in Ribena*

    Hmmm . Maybe , baby ♥

    Depends how full ur danglers is , I thinks .

    E x .

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  79. 79
    the savant says:

    250 k ??/

    i can do it for two punds fifty .
    Share a greggs meal for one

    two sausage rolls and a cola.

    Yes — I HAVE been told I’m not remotely ambitious.

  80. 80
    keredybretsa says:

    Perhaps they had a Family Pizza from Lord Pizza of Brompton.

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