Thursday, 16 March 2006

Every Little Helps

Let me see if I understand the argument correctly. You find a £1 Million in loose change in the crack behind your sofa. It happens, every time you sit down, more money leaks into the space behind the cushions and all of a sudden you realise you’re a potential Labour Party donor.

So, do you approach Lord Levy – and not the Labour Party Treasurer - and offer to loan the money to Tony Blair’s fighting fund with absolutely no mention of a peerage or in fact anything else in return for your generosity or do you instead give the windfall anonymously to OXFAM, Christian Aid or any other registered charity?

The answer is of course clear. You loan the money to Tony because he is closer to God, than Gordon and will put your donation to good use he says. “Trust me.”

Mind you, any of you, who like me, was encouraged to be generous to the Tsunami disaster relief fund, will be sad to hear that OXFAM auditors have reportedly discovered that the £32 million that went to Banda Aceh in Indonesia has disappeared without trace. Leaving the homeless, poverty stricken survivors with, well nothing!

Every reason perhaps to direct your generosity in future towards 10 Downing Street and the vital job of protecting an endangered political species, a leader who may become extinct before the end of the year. Please give.. sorry loan generously!

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