Conservative Environment Minister Lord De Mauley has today called on the poor to reconsider their buying habits and resist the temptation to spend more money on the latest electronic gadgets, clothes and food that they will not eat” in efforts to recapture the spirit of “make, do and mend”. In a week that has echoed with unchecked privilege, this takes the biscuit.
Make, Do and Mend?
The current Environment Minister, Rupert Ponsonby, 7th Baron De Mauley was educated at Eton, the fees for which are currently more than £30,000 a year (more than the average UK wage). He went on to marry the daughter of Lord Fanshawe of Richmond (former Tory MP and peer), Lucinda. He is a hereditary peer and succeeded his uncle, the 6th Baron De Mauley. He is the proud owner of myriad farmland and property in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. It…
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