The Reform, the palatial gentlemen’s club in Pall Mall which numbered the traitor Guy Burgess among its members, must be feeling the pinch now that David Walker, the husband of The Guardian’s Polly Toynbee, can no longer wine and dine his contacts there at the taxpayers’ expense.
Yeah, yeah, only having pop so they can snarl at Polly. However:
The Reform frowns on business being conducted on its premises, but Walker claimed around £50 a time for his lunches there.
How can you claim business expenses for going to a place where you can\’t do business?