With the festive season in full swing businesses across the country are holding their office Christmas parties. And the Conservatives are no exception.
However some of the guests attending this year’s lavish affair at a country manor house had to swallow a major disappointment.
At the start of the evening expectations soared to great heights when party-goers entered the main reception room and saw there was a very large dish waiting for them on a sideboard. It was absolutely packed to the brim with white powder and accompanied by an ostentatious gold spoon.
But guests’ eager anticipation quickly turned to disgust when they took a quick sample, only to find they’d been inhaling sherbet.
The fizzy powder sweet had been donated to proceedings by Kevin Daleside, a recent recruit to the Conservatives, who runs a multi-million pound confectionery business in Yorkshire
The guests who expressed disappointment about the sherbet did not want to be identified, so their anonymity is being protected.
Mr B. J*****n said: “Blimey what an absolute let down. When I saw that huge pile of gorgeous gear on the table with the blingy spoon I thought all my Christmases had come at once. I hadn’t seen that much stuff since I was a young student back in the day.
“But then it turns out to be some sort of sweety thing you usually give to kids.”
When Mr J*****n was asked what he had originally thought the substance was he blushed and muttered: “Umm, talcum powder obviously.”
Mr Daleside said he couldn’t understand why there had been complaints about his donation. At the start of the evening he’d been delighted to see so many people clamour to try the sherbet.
“They were all over it at the beginning. The likes of Michael Gove couldn’t wait to get stuck in,” he added ruefully.