Could this be the classiest political fundraising auction prize ever?

Maybe not.

Labour Students are having a dinner tonight. Their brochure is not quite as glossy as the Tories’ one from the other day. Nor is it filled with such jet set items as a bronze statuette of Margaret Thatcher that went for £210,000.

They do, however, stand to make over 1% of the price of the statuette with this auspicious item:

It’s good that the New Statesman is looking out to protect Balls’ interests:

Someone has already bid £250 for it. Heaven knows what the bidding will reach once they’ve all had a few drinks. You can just imagine it’ll be one of those things that will get re-auctioned every few years. Perhaps t the 2045 election, Balls will buy it back for his great-grandchildren who will wonder what Twitter was in the same way that today’s kids wonder what a cassette player is. Liberal Youthers quickly got to wondering what their equivalent would be:

But they are too late, apparently. It’s already been flogged off in Sheffield.  Here is the rest of Labour’s entirely resistible bunch of goodies:

I’m a bit surprised about all the Blair memorabilia. What next? A signed copy of Peter Mandelson’s book?

But, anyway, confession time. What’s the most outrageous thing you have ever sold to raise money for the party? I do believe the editor of this site raised hundreds of pounds by doing a sponsored labour for the 1999 European campaign when Nick Clegg was elected in the East Midlands. She described to me once how shocked Paddy Ashdown looked when he heard about it.

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