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  • meridian
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    Originally posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    The EU already has a massive (42,000 bottle) wine cellar - could they not use some of that?

    https://www.ft.com/content/bb899c94-...a-0c4dce033ade
    More valuable than Gordon Brown's gold as an investment.

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  • PurpleGorilla
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    Shindig

    The EU already has a massive (42,000 bottle) wine cellar - could they not use some of that?

    https://www.ft.com/content/bb899c94-...a-0c4dce033ade

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  • tarbera
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    A mere £50K, chicken feed to British MP's

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/politi...use-Parliament

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  • Mordac
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    Originally posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    We held a lot of young farmers balls round here back in the day.
    Course you did...fnarr fnarr

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  • Mordac
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    Originally posted by Lambert Simnel View Post
    £48600 across 1200 -1400 staff is around £40 per head, no? Truly extravagant.
    Yes, the plebs get cheap wine and some Polish canapes, whereas Juncker and his cronies will be on the Latour and caviar (every week)

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  • AtW
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    Originally posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    Great movie that one!

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  • shaunbhoy
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    Originally posted by Paddy View Post

    PS: I am willing to dress up as a young farmer.
    No, please don't!!


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  • Paddy
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    Originally posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    That word reminds me of the days when I used to go to a lot of barn dances.

    We held a lot of young farmers balls round here back in the day.

    Don't seem to be in vogue any more.

    Perhaps there aren't many barns left to hold them in? All being used as business office space or the farms have been bought by rich London yuppies to use as holistic healing retreats.
    When did you last have young farmers balls?

    PS: I am willing to dress up as a young farmer.

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  • Pip in a Poke
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    We still have them in North Devon. Perhaps not balls as such, but a farmer down the road from me regularly has discos in one of his barns, and last Guy Fawkes night he had one with a big bonfire and fireworks display, which was quite brave as there was a large barn full of hay nearby and the maniacs letting off the fireworks weren't always as accurate as they should have been!
    Yes, we had those too along with ceilidhs. Straw bales for furniture was always the order of the day.

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  • OwlHoot
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    Originally posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    That word reminds me of the days when I used to go to a lot of barn dances.

    We held a lot of young farmers balls round here back in the day.

    Don't seem to be in vogue any more.

    Perhaps there aren't many barns left to hold them in? All being used as business office space or the farms have been bought by rich London yuppies to use as holistic healing retreats.
    We still have them in North Devon. Perhaps not balls as such, but a farmer down the road from me regularly has discos in one of his barns, and last Guy Fawkes night he had one with a big bonfire and fireworks display, which was quite brave as there was a large barn full of hay nearby and the maniacs letting off the fireworks weren't always as accurate as they should have been!

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  • Paddy
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    Originally posted by AtW View Post
    EU officials plan £50,000 staff party with 700 bottles of wine

    European Union officials are looking forward to a massive eight-hour end of year party, which will boast 700 bottles of wine and a dinner with 26 different dishes at a cost of up to £48,600.

    About 1,200 to 1,400 civil servants will enjoy an evening of dancing, dinner and drinks lasting from 7pm until 3am at the Council of the European Union’s huge Justus Lipsius building in Brussels. The building hosts the regular summits of EU leaders, chaired by European Council President Donald Tusk, as well as meeting of national ministers.

    Details of the annual bash, planned for between late October and December, emerged after the council published a call for tender to catering companies.

    The bill will be paid from the council budget, which is money from EU member states including Britain. The cost was branded “alarming” and “extravagant” by campaign group The Taxpayer’s Alliance

    Source: EU officials plan £50,000 staff party with 700 bottles of wine

    £70 on average for 26 different dishes with wine, seems like very cost effective.

    You should see the large sums that the UN and Oxfam spend on their reps when they stay in hotels.

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  • Pip in a Poke
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    That word reminds me of the days when I used to go to a lot of barn dances.

    We held a lot of young farmers balls round here back in the day.

    Don't seem to be in vogue any more.

    Perhaps there aren't many barns left to hold them in? All being used as business office space or the farms have been bought by rich London yuppies to use as holistic healing retreats.

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  • AtW
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    Originally posted by Lambert Simnel View Post
    £48600 across 1200 -1400 staff is around £40 per head, no? Truly extravagant.
    Indeed, I was counting price of bottle of wine, doh!

    £40 with wine on annual Xmas event is certainly not extravagant.

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  • Lambert Simnel
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    Originally posted by AtW View Post
    £70 on average for 26 different dishes with wine, seems like very cost effective.
    £48600 across 1200 -1400 staff is around £40 per head, no? Truly extravagant.

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  • AtW
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    HMRC allowance for Xmas party is £150 per head.

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