Tory backer forks out £160,000 for dinner with Theresa May
A wealthy Conservative supporter has shelled out £160,000 for dinner with Theresa May - more than 10 times that offered for Boris Johnson.
An evening with the Prime Minister was on offer at a party fundraiser at the Conservative summer party in West London’s exclusive Hurlingham Club.
Billionaire Conservative backers like Michael Hintze, Peter Cruddas and Mick Davis were reportedly among those present at the lucrative event.
Mr Davis, the new CEO of the party is said to have spoken in Yiddish at one point, where he branded Jeremy Corbyn a “nudnik” – which translates as “a bore or nuisance”.
The figure for an evening with the notoriously reserved Prime Minister dwarfs that paid for the Foreign Secretary, who commanded £15,000, according to the Evening Standard.
The Prime Minister also told the room of well-heeled supporters that the party would not be dwelling on June's result.
"I promise you this: there will be no sitting back, no licking our wounds," she said.
According to The Sun, she added: “Instead, we will act with an unshakeable sense of purpose to make the very best of the new political situation.
Mrs May also insisted that she was “committed to keeping the country safe, enhancing our standing in the wider world and bringing our United Kingdom closer together".
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