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The fields are white;
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Sunday, 2 January 2011
Tories skiing in Klosters - While British workers face the sack !
We're all in this together
at Christmas ???
Like other members of the Government of millionaires, Tory Chancellor George "Gideon" Osborne defied the economic gloom and swinging cuts, by taking his family on holiday to one of Switzerland’s most exclusive ski resort of Klosters, where chalets can cost up to £10,000 a night.
According to one ski instructor working there, the Chancellor was a guest of honour at a drinks reception for skiers in Marden’s Club earlier in the week.
It is not Mr Osborne’s first ski trip to the area. In the past he has stayed at the five-star Fluela Hotel in Davos, where a large double room costs up to £500 a night.
Millionaire financier Nathaniel Rothschild – a schoolfriend of Osborne’s and fellow member of Oxford University’s riotous Bullingdon Club – owns several chalets in Klosters and Davos.
Meanwhile, back in Britain, nurses and teachers face the sack.