Having told Tory conference that she wants to scrap the Human Rights Act while wearing a pair of £215 ‘Polly’ jewel-heeled lace ups from Russell & Bromley, Theresa May has given aficionados of the Commons Register of Members’ Interests another excuse to cite her discount card for the shoe store:
The shoe maker has gifted the home secretary a discount card every year since she told Tory conference they were the “nasty party” — in what she subsequently revealed to be leopard print shoes from Russell & Bromley.
What is less well remembered, however, is the gift of “three pairs of Hot2Trot shoes” which only appear on the register of members’ interests for 26 November 2002 — and were custom made for May by Russell & Bromley designer Beverley Feldman.
And the emblem embroidered onto the front of one pair?
Red roses — the symbol of, errr, socialism and the Labour Party.