Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rectifying an omission

A correspondent takes me to task on my previous post and my reference to WEF meetings being little more than "high class piss-ups for over-paid inadequates", pointing out that I had failed to name names.

He draws my attention to page 19 of the parliamentary declarations of interest, and this entry:

Overseas visits

23-25 January 2008, to Davos, Switzerland, to attend and participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, where I was invited to speak. The World Economic Forum provided my conference pass, occasional car use in Davos (including airport transfers) and some hospitality. (My flights and accommodation were paid for by the Conservative Party.)
You have to spool up to page 18 to discover the author of this commendable piece of candour. As for me, I couldn't possibly comment.