Defence minister and Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry (majority 389) is attempting to charge businesses in her area for “meeting” her Treasury counterpart Priti Patel at an event on the evening of Thursday 26 March:
“Priti wants to hear your questions and comments on how the Government can continue to do the right thing by business.”
But Scrapbook can’t help wondering what the utility of this information will be — given that parliament will have finished sitting earlier that day and will be officially dissolved at midnight the following Monday.
The evening meeting takes place in a local restaurant and is curiously billed as “not a party political event”. The cost is £25 for a buffet.
So where is the money going, exactly?