Saturday, 18 October 2008


Remarkable insight into the world that our Government Ministers inhabit.

"POWER brings many perks, but a stuffed toy rat, curried mackerel and a papier mâché model of Alex Salmond were perhaps not what ministers would have put at the top of their wishlists. The gifts were among a treasure trove received by SNP ministers since the party came to power in May 2007.Mr Salmond, the First Minister, received signed football shirts, tea from India, cufflinks, a scarf, a collection of CDs, food and fish hampers from the House of Beauly and chocolates, all of which he gladly accepted."

Maybe they should just decline the gifts when they are proffered? Or even better make it clear they don't expect any gifts in the first place?

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