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Austerity, what austerity?

8 October 2013

4:46 PM

8 October 2013

4:46 PM

Where better to celebrate the launch of a book about Britain’s age of austerity than in the gritty surroundings of 5 Hertford Street, quipped Standard Editor Sarah Sands last night as she threw a party for the launch of Matthew d’Ancona’s In it Together.

Luckily the Chancellor had already worked the room and ducked out early to head to Washington for the IMF meeting before the speeches. No doubt the opposition would love to see the snaps of the Austerity Chancellor mingling in Robin Birley’s latest nightspot…

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  • george

    I drink expensive single malts and I drink imported german beers yet I’m working class and a union member … anyone want to make tired clichés about how I’m obviously paid too much, not ‘all in this together’ and some kind of toff? Thought not.

    its lazy and simply because someone has something nice or goes somewhere nice and a bit expensive … doesnt undermine a policy where the bloated state is trimmed back a little.
    Get over it.

    • Andy

      ‘a policy where the bloated state is trimmed back a little’ ??? I wish.

    • MikeBrighton

      The bloated state just continues to get more bloated, only the rate of bloat is slightly adjusted

    • John McEvoy

      “I drink expensive single malts and I drink imported german beers yet I’m working class and a union member”

      Shouldn’t that read “I like to tell people that I drink expensive single malts and I drink imported german beers BECAUSE I’m working class and a union member” ?

      • george

        thats just what I said to len last week over a triple auchenshuggle malt … ;o)

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