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…


  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!


    • 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.


  5. 5
    B. Y. Passer says:

    Sounds rummy to me


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  8. 19
    johnwardmedway says:

    I think the fellow just wanted a pizza the action…


  9. 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.


  10. 23
    Frankie says relax says:


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    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?


    • 34
      Jimmy says:

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


    • 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.


    • 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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    Frankie says relax says:


  13. 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.


    • 65
      David Cameron says:

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


    • 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.


    • 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.


  14. 38
    Stephanie Flounders says:

    Both Eds have donated to my bank!


  15. 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”


  16. 45
    Tay King-dePisse says:

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


  17. 47
    Mark Oaten says:

    We have shit fundraising parties


  18. 49
    Pussy Rot says:

    Anyone want 500 business cards with slight typo


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    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.


  21. 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.


  22. 80
    keredybretsa says:

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


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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.

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