Leaked. Cameron’s party for donors – with an £11bn guest list: Billionaires and Bankers

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    james19
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    PM's party for donors – with an £11bn guest list: Billionaires, bankers, and lobbyists among attendees at glittering dinner that gave them access to top Tories
    Almost 450 attendees at last summer's glittering Tory fundraising dinner
    Since the ball, those present have donated £5million to Conservatives
    Table sales raised at least £250,000, with cheaper tickets going for £400

    The guest list for the private event last summer at Old Billingsgate Market in Central London included six billionaires and 15 people with a personal wealth above £100million. 

    Documents seen by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism showed there were 73 financiers, 47 retail and property tycoons, ten people in oil, gas and mining and 19 attendees working in public affairs and PR.
    One guest was Vladimir Putin's judo partner Vasily Shestakov, who was introduced to the Prime Minister. The Russian president's aide had the job of improving Russia's reputation in the UK.
    The revelation will give further ammunition to Labour, which wants to paint the Conservatives as the party of the rich.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2677254/PMs-party-donors-11bn-guest-list-Billionaires-bankers-lobbyists-attendees-glittering-dinner-gave-access-Tories.html#ixzz37GGyscxT

    #103998
    SocialistPunk
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    Hi james19,This had been brought up by ALB on a previous thread by. http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/forum/general-discussion/mind-capitalistBut it is worth a thread to itself.Even more relevant seeing as there are one or two Russian capitalists attend these Tory fund raisers. "Money talks" as the saying goes, I wonder what it's telling Cameron.

    #103999
    ALB
    Keymaster

    No need to paint them as the party of the rich. They are the party of the currently rich.

    #104000
    james19
    Participant

    This was kept 'secret', there was another 'fund raising dinner', this week, which was also 'secret'.Why the secrecy?  I'd like to know who attended these, rather than a list,  of what was on the menu.  Gusaling  down fine foods and drink, while 500.000 people are having to use food banks. 

    #104001
    ALB
    Keymaster

    We can guess what was on the 'menu'. If I donate a lot of money will that earn me points to be given a knighthood or a seat in the House of Lords or some other favourable treatment.

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