That’s what buddies are for …

The Government introduced a system of “buddying” MPs with multinational companies:

David Heath of the Department of Agriculture is paired with food businesses Nestlé, Unilever, Mondeléz (formerly part of Kraft, and includes Cadbury) and Associated British Foods (owner of Primark and Kingsmill). Statoil is added to the oil companies already in touch with Vince Cable; foreign office minister Hugo Swire has been buddied with Procter and Gamble, and David Willetts with Cisco. The culture minister Ed Vaizey is paired with Telefonica (O2) and Everything Everywhere (Orange and T-Mobile), while Green adds engineering firm GKN to his list.

Here is a list of Proctor and Gamble brands:

Now, we all look forward to Mr Swire getting a lifetime supply of Fairy Liquid to clean out Ottery’s drains, though he might want to look at Aerial Stain Remover for the drains in Feniton, which are discharging effluent of a very different kind.
But if all fails, he can at least offer the residents of Feniton free samples of Pampers nappies in emergencies.

One thought on “That’s what buddies are for …

  1. According to a government website (–14) Mr Swire acts as a Stategic Relationship Manager for Samsung, Procter and Gamble, Babcock and BT.
    With all that UK travel that might be involved, maybe he will get more use out of the SatNav that the Telegraph listed as number 20 of MPs most ludicrous claims (then said to “cover the 176.25 miles of his constituency”)


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