Conservative party donors drink and dine with Boris Johnson and other ministers at fundraising gala

Major Conservative donor Lubov Chernukhin runs the gauntlet of booing protestors as members of the PCS Trade Union whom work in the culture sector protest at The V&A against the building being used for a Conservative Party fundraiser on June 20, 2022 in London, England.

Tory donors, grandees, and ministers dined and drank at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Monday.
They gathered at tables that cost up to £2,000-a-seat to raise funds for the Conservative Party.
A dinner with Boris Johnson, Theresa May, and David Cameron was auctioned for £120,000.

Conservative donors had fillet steak and drank “amazing” wine as they bid for prizes including a £120,000 dinner with Boris Johnson and former prime ministers Theresa May and David Cameron at a glitzy London museum.

Ministers, party grandees, and donors attended the Conservative Party’s summer fundraising dinner at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Monday evening, greeted to the venue with boos and chants from protesting members of the museum’s Public and Commercial Services union and Labour MP John McDonnell. Tickets for the event cost up to £2,000-a-head.

Some guests revelled in the jeers, exchanging remarks with the protesting staff.

Tory donor Lord Peter Cruddas brandished his invitations at protestors. A man on a penny farthing cycling past rang his bell in support of the protest.

After drinks and a speech from Boris Johnson in the V&A’s Courtyard, attendees dined in the museum’s Raphael Court, surrounded by the Raphael Cartoons, designs for Biblical tapestries by the Renaissance master.

Johnson’s attendance was welcomed by guests who noted he had visited despite going under general anaesthetic for surgery Monday morning.

One said he gave “the most amazing speech”, which amouted to a “huge list” of the party’s achievements. Johnson left after around 30 minutes at the event.

Other ministers at the bash included Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Home Secretary …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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