Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Auntie’s Hardly Ruined

BBC executives drink surprisingly little gin, yet the Mail Online make rather a fuss about it

 

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On Saturday, the Mail Online published an article about the BBC spending £115,049 on wine, beer and spirits in 2013, 2014 and 2015 following a Freedom of Information Request.

 

The paper surprisingly focused on a total spending of £300 on gin in 2014 and £49 on the spirit in 2015. Bizarrely, in spite of the minimal quantity consumed, they stated the Corporation’s executives are “especially fond” of it.

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Given the BBC has 20,951 employees in total, the publication of this non-story seems surprising. This hardly represents a return to Hogarth’s Gin Lane and it’s certainly not a case of ‘Auntie’s Ruin’.

 

#GetOutTheGin #Cheers

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Lightweight losers! Why don’t they get gin brands to sponsor their corporate boozing? I bet many brands would jump at the chance. Privatise the BBC and get some decent programming (and let the gin be poured aplenty)!

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