A leading Westminster-based campaign group has been wining and dining the Conservative Party’s finest. The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson reports:
“I’ve just returned from a dinner … for Nigel Lawson to celebrate the silver anniversary his 1988 Budget, a great event with an all-star cast. Two of George Osborne’s ministers — Sajid Javid and David Gauke — were there at the Carlton Club alongside several of the brightest stars of the Tory backbenches”
Carlton Club is a historic component of Conservative Party machinery, indeed:
“The Rules of the Club state that only persons of full age who support the Conservative Party shall be eligible for membership.”
So which organisation hosted this august party political gathering? That would be the, errr, “independent” and “grassroots” TaxPayers’ Alliance.
It’s amazing that they still continue with the pretence.