25 April 2009

Does John Lewis have a sense of humour?

I couldn't help but chuckle when I saw the current advertising on the Guido Fawkes website

The adverts are for a range of items from the John Lewis home appliance range. 

MPs have previously faced criticism when it emerged they can claim up to £10,000 for a new kitchen to spruce up their second homes. They can also buy TVs and stereos worth £750 apiece, £300 air-conditioning units and £6,335 bathrooms out of their Parliamentary allowances. 

The notorious expenses claims, dubbed the 'John Lewis List' was published in full in 2008, causing public outrage.

Despite claiming to be 'surprised' over the expense row, the marketing people have either stumbled across a gold mine of MPs raring to kit out their second homes or are fully aware that the Guido Fawkes website is the first port of call for MPs trawling for scandal and gossip on their co-workers. 

Either way, what a novel way to drum up business during a credit crunch!

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Christmas came early for Jacqui Smith!

Anonymous said...

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