Tickets are on sale for the annual Fabian Society gala dinner, a red-letter day for any Labour luvvie. This year the festivities are taking place at Whitehall’s exclusive National Liberal Club, in what looks like a coalition overture. With an auction of items from the Fabians’ colourful history, gourmet champagne socialist menu and after-dinner speech from Harriet Harman, prices are steep at £100-a-ticket.
Then again the evening is being held held in association with the Trade Union Fund Managers group, which has a City portfolio of some £75 million. It’s all a bit much for one senior figure on Labour’s NEC:
Would love to go to @thefabians gala dinner but ticket price out of my league… 🙁
— Johanna Baxter (@JohannaBaxter) June 27, 2013
Not very One Nation is it?