Theresa May’s cricket ticket freebies

Theresa May's cricket ticket freebies
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Theresa May spent her first day outside of No. 10 at Lord's cricket ground, watching the second day of the England match against Ireland. The game proved portentous, with Ireland squaring up to presumed English supremacy before the match was called off due to an imminent storm, all while May and her allies watched from the sidelines. Mr S will resist making any comparison to May's political career...

May's trip, alongside her former chief-of-staff Gavin Barwell and ex-ministers Greg Clark and David Gauke, was no doubt a much-needed outing. However, a search of the register of members' interests reveals this particular jolly didn't come cheap. Both May and Gauke each received two tickets from the England and Wales Cricket Board, totalling a cool £1,200. Perhaps May has finally joined 'the privileged few' against whom she once railed...

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