What favours can businessmen expect for their cash? "Entertainment," says one contact dinner organiser. What he means is, that's how you can describe the night out in the company accounts; as a description of a couple of hours with the PM it seems, at best, debatable. "Political intelligence," says another. That means the chance for some Major name- dropping - to be able to boast to contacts of your proximity to power.
As it happens, there is a better description. The word is "sleaze".Reuse content