Blog: Washing down the deficit with fine wine
Chris Mercer | 21 June 2010
The Coalition Government continues to stock up on fine wine as it tells the rest of us about the pain to come.
The UK Government has spent GBP17,000 on fine wine for the suspiciously vague "Government Hospitality" stores since the General Election on 6 May, it has been revealed.
So, we're all in it together, are we?
In that case, perhaps visiting dignatories will settle for a bottle of GBP0.99 wine that is reportedly winging its way to these shores.
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