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Sunday, 21 July 2013

David Hague Sqaunders Public Money On Expensive Wines.

While the vast majority of us are suffering from the effects of austerity and are encouraged to attack disabled people in the street, while David Cameron tells us "We're all in this together" and George Osborne tells us "There's no alternative", David Hague seems to have missed the point somewhat. He is in the habit, it seems, of taking time out of his busy schedule as Foreign Secretary to choose the wines for official functions. Having once boasted than he can swill 14 pints of beer a day when in opposition, he is now able to swill some very expensive wines by the case now he's in government. During a period of 9 months last year his department managed to down 3,900 bottles of wine including Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage at £450 per bottle, a Bordeaux at £320 per bottle, Chateau Cos D’Estournel 1990 at £200 and Chateau Margaux 1983 at £150. In June 2012 alone his department downed 60 bottles of the Chateau Cos D’Estournel 1990 worth in excess of £11,000. But we shouldn't worry too much about this it would seem because, as a Foreign Office spokesperson made clear; "The Government Hospitality Wine Cellar is now self-financing" Self-financing? In what sense? This is taxpayers money which ever way you cut it and mealy-mouthed nonsense such as it being "self-financing" cannot hide the fact that we are not all in this together, that there is an alternative if you're a Tory scrounger and that austerity is reserved only for the hoi polloi. Bread and water is too good for this scum.

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