A group of Conservative societies plan to celebrate Osborne’s economic measures at a black tie snouts-in-troughs dinner “on the eve of the Chancellor’s Autumn statement”.
Student Tory boys from universities across London are due to host the dinner at the members-only East India Club, which describes itself as “a gentlemen’s home from home”.
Guests certainly won’t be concerned with the Pasty Tax with the menu as follows:
Celeriac Velouté with Smoked Goose & Croûtons
Roast Norfolk Turkey with Chestnut & Orange Stuffing & Traditional Trimmings of Château Potatoes, Glazed Carrots & Brussels Sprouts
Steamed Plum Pudding with Vanilla Brandy Sauce
Filter Coffee & Festive Sweetmeats
After quaffing their 2005 Claret and Bordeaux, the celebrations will continue at the £500-per-year members club AURA Mayfair:
“An environment of comfort and lavish extravagance in equal measure … The ideal refuge for the discerning jet-set elite.”
The Tories: just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it does.