Plutocracy in the UK: It seems the only qualification to rule is a massive bank account

Many of the donors dined secretly with Theresa May [Image: Rex Features].

The Tories can protest innocence all they like; what do YOU think these millionaires and billionaires discuss at these meals with ministers that they have bought with their hefty donations?

Call This Writer a cynic if you want, but I simply don’t think they discuss the weather.

Common sense suggests that, having spent a pretty penny propping up the Tories financially, these people will want a say in what those Tories do.

Of course, this would conflict with the principle of democracy, in which the Tories would be expected to do in government what they promised in the manifesto that was supported by a large proportion of the voting public.

(That’s the manifesto that seems to have been whitewashed out of history, as you’ll remember.)

The suggestion of corruption is heightened by the fact that the Tories had to be pushed into complying with their promise to name Leaders Group meal guests, the fact that all of these guests are spectacularly rich Tory donors and none of them are poor, and the fact that the Tories refuse to disclose what was discussed and whether it had any effect on their policies.

What are we to conclude – if not that the only qualification needed, to have a say in the way the Tories run the country, is to be filthy rich?

Matters such as conscience and responsibility have no bearing on it.

Humiliated Tory chiefs have finally named dozens of super-rich donors who dined with Theresa May.

Guest lists were slipped out without fanfare on the Conservative Party’s website.

The new list names 64 donors who attended a Leader’s Group meal with Theresa May or a top minister between January and June 2017.

Billionaires who attended meals in that period include Bestway cash and carry chief executive Zameer Choudrey, JCB boss Lord Anthony Bamford and hedge fund tycoon Sir Michael Hintze.

The latest dinner was believed to have seen billionaires and tycoons dine on lobster and beef with the Tory leader just weeks ago.

The meal came just hours after the government confirmed millions of people’s benefits would be frozen for another year.

Despite the newly-published list the Tory party refuses to say what is discussed at the dinners, even if it touches on government policy.

Source: Tories quietly name more than 50 donors who dined with top ministers and Theresa May after pressure from the Mirror – Mirror Online

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3 thoughts on “Plutocracy in the UK: It seems the only qualification to rule is a massive bank account

  1. realnewslifeandpeople

    These rich donors who attend these dinners with the Conservatives are the elite few who Influence Government and it’s policies. While thier election manifesto is generally supported by the wider voting public, largely due in this years general election to media smears of the Labour Party and it’s leader Jeremy Corbyn. Thier real appeal is to this elite club of business leaders and billionaire tycoons. While several billions in untaxed earnings is hid away in offshore tax havens. The taxpayers of the country are being hammered with cuts to public services, Education, Poiice, and the NHS by this Tory government! Hardest hit of all are the disabled and low income earners on benefits. Homelessness and poverty are increasing in spite of Theresa May’s claims that jobless households and homeless has fallen since 2010,

  2. Christine Cullen

    Pretty obvious they discuss who can do what for who, and what the bargain will be. We are well down the road they now tread in the US where the rich and the powerful buy policies from all governments, whether a Trump or an Obama one. Labour were on their way to it under Blair but hopefully there are now enough people of integrity at the top of Labour who will act with conscience, and not avarice for money and power.

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