A very Scottish dinner for the Prime Minister

29 August 2014

4:44 PM

29 August 2014

4:44 PM

Mr S could not help think that last night’s Scottish CBI dinner looked a little dreary and frankly a bit ‘budget’. The PM was coming to town; could they not have strung up some bunting at the very least?

There was good reason the whole thing looked rubbish though: bureaucracy. The guest list was cut from 700 to 230 and the budget for the event slashed to just £10,000 after the Electoral Commission declared that this was a pro-union campaign event. The penpushers decreed:

‘We are of the view that the CBI’s dinner does constitute campaigning and as a result we have sought detailed assurances from them and their suppliers about the cost of this event, including with comparison to previous years.

As a result of the information we’ve received, we’re content that the CBI will not be spending more than the £10,000 limit that would require them to formally register as a campaigner at the referendum.’

The result? The most soulless rubber chicken supper on the whole rubber chicken circuit. Poor Dave.

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  • vahid

    Personally I would have given him a cup of tea and a biscuit and told him to f***k off home.

    کرکره برقی

    درب اتوماتیک

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    درب اتوماتیک

  • Terence Hale

    With Mr. Salmond as chef offering a menu of BSE Hellifield Highland Beef with genetic modified roast potatoes with Chernobyl broccoli.

  • Cymrugel

    Personally I would have given him a cup of tea and a biscuit and told him to f***k off home.

  • Jambo25

    You’ve3 never eaten at Martin Wishart or Tom Kitchin’s Mr Steerpike : have you?

  • TrulyDisqusted

    Don’t know why he’s so concerned about the Scots, he doesn’t give a damn about the UK as a whole.

    It’s the All About Dave Show and rubber chicken is good enough for him.

    Go UKIP!

    • Kitty MLB

      Scottish Kippers…well you did walk right into that one !

    • Col McGillveray

      Go Away.