Blog: MPs slammed over fastfood footie funding

Catherine Sleep | 14 June 2004

English MPs are in trouble for accepting sponsorship for a trip to the Euro 2004 football championships from fastfood giant McDonald’s. The Westminster Parliamentary Football Club accepted backing from Big Mac to fund its trip to Lisbon to play a charity match against a team of Portuguese politicians.

The British Medical Association criticised the venture, accusing the MPs of behaving irresponsibly by allowing their names to be linked to the promotion of fastfood.

The MPs were also due to watch England’s gut-wrenching match against France last night. I wonder whether they enjoyed watching the team snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, in time-honoured fashion.

MPs under fire


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