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The cost of a state banquet bottle appals me

06 June, 2019

Cartoon by John Sadler

• I AM appalled at the cost of the wine served at the state banquet for Donald Trump – £1,400 (reportedly for a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1900, Pauillac) is ridiculous.

How can they justify this when there is still austerity in the country, sick people crying out for the right drugs and firms closing down; not to mention our beloved National Health Service going to the dogs. There are perfectly acceptable wines between £10 and £15. Of course, I suppose the taxpayers are footing the bill.

What hypocrisy there is in this country. I hope the people of America realise what they have done voting in a person who thinks he is still in charge of a company and not a country and who storms out of a meeting with anybody who does not agree with him, like a child having a tantrum.

I do not think some people live in the real world and certainly not those who are supposed to be in charge.



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