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Shapps: ‘I’ll be jealous if the PM gets a Nando’s black card’

9 May 2014

David Cameron’s trip to fast food chain Nando’s last night has caused a stir, with countless ‘selfies’ of the peri-peri PM appearing online before anyone could even whisper ‘cynical PR stunt’.

He’s not the only politician who’s a fan of the Portuguese chicken chain. It’s practically a second office for the Tory party chairman, who conducts meetings and lunches in its Victoria branch. Grant Shapps tells Mr S that he ‘will be jealous if the PM gets a Black Card’. The loyalty card is given to famous customers allowing them to eat for free. Though it seems Shapps’ loyalty is split:

Grant Shapps pictured lovin' it.

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey loves McDonalds so much he even makes his own:


Of course, it’s not just Tories who are ‘Lovin’ it’. Nick Clegg is a Maccy D’s man according to his LBC phone in. Keeping a rare united front with Vince Cable:


But no such down market action for the Labour leader. Ed is regularly spotted in posho chain the Fine Burger Company:

milifineburger At over £8 for a burger, there’s no cost of living crisis for him.

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  • The Laughing Cavalier

    Typical that the hoody-wearing socialist should go for the posh burger. Nothing’s too good for the workers!

  • Alexsandr

    was his nando Halal?

  • kle4

    I love Nando’s! Perhaps Cameron is not so bad after all. Then again, Nando’s is generally too expensive for me to eat there regularly, so clearly only upper middle class people can afford it, and we mustn’t forget that Osborne was mocked for eating a fancy burger. This story is pulling me in so many directions.

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  • kyalami

    Grant Shapps reminds me of Malcolm Tucker without the wit.

    • Smithersjones2013

      That would be ‘Malcolm Sucker’ then would it? He reminds me more of David Brent actually

  • M. Wenzl

    This brings to mind the Simpsons episode where Krusty the Clown takes a cheerful bite out of a Krusty burger while filming an advert, then when he hears ‘cut’, he spits it out, exclaiming: “Ach, I almost swallowed some of the juice! I’ll be tasting that for weeks..”

    • kle4

      Better was the line before the camera cuts, which was ‘Mmmmm. I don’t mind the taste’, if memory serves.

  • Realpolitik/ fruitcake/ racist

    So down to earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MirthaTidville

    So these are the people dogmatically telling us how to eat heathily, proposing to ban children from bringing sugary drinks to school etc etc and now we see them for the complete hippocrites that they are. You couldnt make this sort of stuff up could you?

    • Steve Davies

      Nothing unhealthy about a fine burger. Crap user name too. A large “piss off” from Merthyr men everywhere.

  • dmitri the impostor

    So, our betters dine out on fancy burgers and chicken beri beri?

    Come the revolution, they will be force-fed dog pie through a funnel, like Robert Morley in Theatre of Blood.

  • you_kid

    Shapps on QT.
    What a hatchet job of mash that was.
    Not even fries on the side…

  • Colonel Mustard

    That’s about the level of the juveniles “governing” us. Fast food and selfies.

    • Realpolitik/ fruitcake/ racist

      Men of the people!

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