News this week that its possible to buy a seat at the most exclusive dinner table in Downing Street for a six figure sum have prompted Glum Councillors to have another go at this…
Glum Councillor -Happy Meal
In this image we see Dudley Councillor Michael Evans in what at first appears to be an advertisement for a “cash-for-nosh” offer. The Big Meal Deal - presumably carries a big price ticket.
Cllr Evans - no stranger to big meals himself - is looking surprisingly smiley given that he is in fact promoting a worthwhile voluntary sector scheme to provide food to hungry kids during school holidays - kids who normally get free school meals but whose families are unable to afford to provide sustenance in the holiday period.
So here is the deal - individuals, businesses and organisations are asked to donate food at collection points including Schools, Children’s Centres and Libraries … where they still exist. Remarkably the scheme is supported by Barclays - this PR gesture appears to be pretty thin gruel … if Barclays had paid all the tax they were due someone could have bought several truckloads of Turkey Twizzlers.
I can think of several Glum Councillors who could easily fore go a happy meal or two and one or two bankers who, having gorged themselves with their snouts in the trough, probably don’t need another dinner. But there is no such thing as a free lunch - except of course when you ask already hard-pressed public minded citizens to pay for it instead of supporting the most vulnerable children out of fairly collected taxation.
So … do you want some more…?