Post Office customers wondering where the trade union barons who called the strike last week go in their spare time need look no further.
The Labour Party paymasters at Unite visit a Grade II-listed country house in Surrey that is owned by the union.
Esher Place is a £100million property where the union bosses can stay in one of 52 bedrooms.
They can browse free copies of the Morning Star and enjoying fine dining in the restaurant, or relax in the extensive lounge and bars.
The residence is billed as being “modelled on a French château”, although Unite, which has donated £9.2 million to the Labour Party since Ed Miliband became leader, claims that it is used merely for “residential courses and training”.
However, on its website, it advertises weekend breaks at Esher Place for officials, playing on its proximity to various attractions including racing at Sandown Park, the Hampton Court Flower Show, and “London Sights, Shows and Shopping”.
Dawn Anderson, a Unite official, praised the dining at Esher Hall, saying recently: “The food is wonderful!”
In order for this (quite light but all the same) smear to work it would need to be shown that the union bosses had preferential access to the place. Of which there is no evidence that has been presented…..