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Saturday, December 11, 2010

The price of a speech

Whilst his brother struggles to come to terms with his new role it seems that David Miliband has got over the disappointment of defeat in the Labour leadership contest and is seeking more lucrative ventures.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the former Foreign Secretary was recently paid £25,000 to give a speech on relations between the West and the Muslim world at a conference held in a “luxurious oasis” resort in the Middle East.

They say that he also had his travel and five-star accommodation covered during the three-day trip, partly by the government of the United Arab Emirates. They continue:

According to the latest Register of Members’ Financial Interests, Mr Miliband was also paid £2,500 to write a newspaper article defending his “dancing naked women” painting, which his wife had bought him for £800 as a birthday present.

I am pleased that he has moved on from the leadership election contest.
is this sarcasm? fair play to him for making some money privately!
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